Principal of the Methodist University College in Accra, Rev. Prof. Samuel K.Agyepong has charged educational institutions to make discipline their hallmark in the quest to ensure academic excellence to spearhead the nation’s development.

According to him, the changing global trend, makes it mandatory to inculcate sound moral values into the school system in a bid to sustain “our cultural heritage so that coming generations do not copy foreign culture to the detriment of African culture”.

Rev.Prof.Agyepong said this in a keynote address at a durbar to climax the 27th anniversary celebration of the Methodist Senior High School at Kansowrodo near Sekondi in the Western Region.

The week-long celebration was on the theme, “METSEC at 27: prospects and challenges”.

The Principal said moral education and citizenship should form an integral part of the syllabus to educate school children on the need to avoid copying western life blindly.

He urged staff of the school to play their individual and collective role towards effective running of the school.

Prof.Agyepong asked the Methodist church to institute a teachers’ awards scheme to boost their morale.

Headmaster of the school, Mr.Paul Kweku Awortwi, said the school is in dire need of staff accommodation to alleviate the plight of staff members to give of their best.

He also appealed to government to provide more computers to expand its ICT centre, provide water facilities and help complete the new block.

According to him, 297 candidates who sat the WASSCE last year passed with 100 qualifying to enter tertiary institutions.

Awards in cash and kind were given to members of staff and both past and present students for their immense contribution to the school.

Source: GNA

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