Mr Kofi Attor, Chief Executive of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFIC), has cautioned the mass of secondary school leavers that the world of freedom beckoning them could spell their doom if they did not thread cautiously.
He pointed out that there were so many distractions, lures and temptations, as they waited for their results, and therefore they must remain focused.
Mr Attoh gave the warning when he spoke at the graduation ceremony of the class 2015, of Wallahs Academy, a private Senior High School (SHS) in Ho.
He said it was important that the graduating students stayed in harmony with their parents and guardians as there was more ahead that needed the commitment of both sides.
The ceremony during which 89 students were given attendance certificates for their three years’ secondary course, was on the theme: ”After Senior High School Education, What Next?”
Captain George Nfodjo, a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ho-Central, said the supposed unavailability of jobs should not be a disincentive for school leavers to pursue higher levels of education.
He observed that higher education would push people to do better whatever job or trade they undertook.
Mr Maxwell Affram, Rector of Wallahs Academy, said the school, which started in 2006 as an offshoot of remedial classes with nine students, seven teachers and two classrooms, now has 300 students, a staff of 24 and 10 classrooms.
He said high points of the school, which runs the general arts, business-accounting option, visual arts, home economics and general science courses, were discipline and effective teaching.
Mr Affram said the school had devised strategies with students’ involvement, to enable it finish all syllabuses, adding that academic performance over the years had been excellent.
Mr Frank Coffie, the Headmaster, commended parents for supporting their wards through school in these hard times.
In a speech read for him Mr Francis Ganyaglo, Deputy Volta Regional Minister, commended the school for its approach to discipline.
The out-going students presented texts books and some musical instruments to the school as their parting gifts.
Master Emmanuel Attachie and Miss Patience Okeiwa, year 2014 finalists, were awarded for being best at the West African Secondary Schools Examinations (WASSCE). GNA