A chief has appealed to final year JHS pupils to take into consideration their academic performance and financial position of their parents before choosing Senior High Schools.
Nana Edu Effrim X, chief of Apam, said this at a Guidance Career Counseling Seminar for about 300 final year students from 10 private schools at Apam.
It was organized by the Gomoa West District branch of the Ghana Private Schools Association to sensitize the students on their selection to SHS.
The schools were Apam Queen’s Academy, Apam Royal Preparatory, Nyamekye International School, Apam Divine Complex, Apam Apostolic Preparatory and Apam Eko’s Academy.
The rest were Apam Crystal Preparatory, Apam Faith Academy, Gomoa Assin Victory Academy and Christian Academy at Gomoa Amenfi.
Nana Edu Effrim told the students that if their performance was average, it would be difficult to gain admission to prestige schools.
The Private School Coordinator of the Ghana Education Service at Apam, Mr J. K. Mbrow, expressed concern that 26 girls wrote the 2014 BECE with pregnancies in the District, a situation he described as not the best.
The Gomoa West District Director of Education, Mr Peter Bright Amankra, appealed to the students to avoid cheating during examination.
The chairman of the Association, Mr Hayford Edu Quaye who chaired the function urged the students to take their studies seriously to enable come out with flying colors. GNA