Regional News of Monday, 15 October 2012
Mrs. Akosua Aseidu Ntriakwa, Head of Women and Children Ministry of Mid-South Ghana Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, has observed that discipline is the only panacea for students to chalk academic excellence and success.
She therefore urged students, especially the girl-child, to desist from pre-marital sex and other social vices which could truncate their vision of climbing higher on the educational ladder.
Mrs. Ntriakwa said these when she launched the 10th Anniversary Celebration programme of SDA Senior High School at Gomoa Jukwa near Agona Swedru in the Central Region.
The school magazine and anniversary cloth were also unveiled and launched at the ceremony.
She said most students failed because they deeply involved themselves in immoral acts that derailed them from their vision.
Mrs. Ntriakwa who is also immediate past headmistress of the SDA Senior High school, urged the students to learn hard to help them become responsible future adults.
She commended the board of governors, headmaster, teaching and non-teaching staff for their hard work and encouragement that had lifted the morale and academic standards of the school.
Mr Frank Bortse Ghartey, Headmaster of the school said the prgramme would commence on November 10, 2012 with a float through the principal streets of Gomoa Jukwa to Agona Swedru, fun games with sisters schools, and exhibitions and quiz among school houses.
Mr. Ghartey praised the efforts and vision of former director of the school, Pastor Richard Ntriakwa and Elders of the Church at Agona Swedru for establishing the school in the area.
Mr. W.B. Mensah, Central Regional Manager of SDA educational Unit promised that the unit would help the school to become one of the best in the Region. He cautioned students to desist from habits that could spoil the image of the school.