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General News of Saturday, 13 July 2019


Ridge Church School headmistress bows out after 29 years

After 29 years of serving as the headmistress of Ridge Church School, Madam Afua Dake, has announced the end of her reign.

Mrs. Dake made this known while delivering the school report at the just-ended 62nd Ridge School Speech and Prize Giving Day and Passing Out Ceremony, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Accra.

At the well-attended ceremony, Mrs. Dake who started her journey in the school on September 24, 1990, said, “delivering a school report at this 62nd Speech and Prize Giving Day ceremony is my last as headmistress of Ridge Church School as I bow out at the end of this academic year...I leave the service of Ridge Church School after 29 years of rich and enduring memories of stewardship to God, humankind and this society...”

Adding that her tenure at the school has “been instructive, tasking as it has been most of the time, I say in all humility that it has been richly satisfying and rewarding.”

She further expressed her gratitude to staff of the school for helping her put the Ridge Church School its current pedestal.

In her report on the performance of the school, Mrs. Dake mentioned that the school prepared a total of 97 pupils to sit for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) last year.

She said the school recorded total scores ranging from 557 to 600, with a raw score of 600.

On the performance of children in the various local language subjects, she called on parents to at least speak their local languages with their wards at home to improve their performance in related subjects.

“…Out of the candidates presented for Ga, only 38 percent of them had grade one and two. We call on parents to help us change our learners’ attitude towards this subject. Parents, you can start by speaking local languages to your children instead of English language at home...” Mrs. Dake said.

Even though the school is largely financed by fees and donor support, like all other schools it is rigged with challenges, key of which Mrs. Dake laid bare to the general public for support.

She says the needs of the school are currently being attended to but an alternative source of power is still pending attention.

“We still have one big problem, we need an alternative source of power when lights go off. And we will appreciate any assistance in procuring a generator or a solar plant.” She pleaded.

The program was held under the theme, 'Child Rights, Discipline and Self-Leadership – A Necessity for High Achievement'.