The Ashaiman Senior High School has launched its 25th Anniversary Celebration with a call on parents to augment efforts of teachers.
Mr Joseph Adomako, Director, Policy, Budgeting, Planning and Evaluation, at the Ministry of Education, who made the call, on Thursday, said the Government expected parents to play a strong accountable role to teachers and school heads.
Mr Adomako explained that just as parents promptly paid school fees and contributed towards infrastructural development in private schools, parents of children who attend public school must show the same enthusiasm.
He said that even though it was the government’s aim to provide equal opportunity for students in terms of facilities and performance in Senior High Schools, the government still needed the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders, especially parents.
Mrs Cynthia Obuor Nti, the headmistress, said the school was established on September, 1990, by the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) Government, to cater for the large number of junior high school graduates in the Municipality.
Mrs Nti explained that the school, which started with 39 students and two teachers, now had a population of 1,400 students and 104 staff.
She said the school was faced with challenges of land, vehicles, and the completion of the Science Laboratory, among others.
She stated that it was about time the school and its students were given a lot of exposure and due prominence ?to afford us the opportunity to rise and project ourselves to stand in competition with all other schools.?
Mr Simon Aside, Director, Secondary Education Division, Ghana Education Service, said the anniversary theme: “Changing Trends in our Educational System – Challenges?, was relevant as the dynamism of education would automatically result in changing trends.
Mr Asige said: “The changing trends come about as a result of the Education sector’s bid to ensure that education that we give to our up and coming generation at the pre-tertiary level is of good quality in terms of content and relevance to the various levels of the education strata and objectives of the national curriculum”.
Mr Ibrahim Baidoo, Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive, who chaired the ceremony, commended past staff, head teachers and students of the school for helping change the wrong perception of people about Ashaiman.
Mr Baidoo said the image of Ashaiman started to change when the school was established.
Programmes lined up for the celebration include funfair, symposium, homecoming, health walk, speech and prize giving day and thanksgiving service.