Thursday, December 31, 2009


THE Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of Wesley Senior High School at Bekwai in the Ashanti Region has undertaken a number of projects and planned new ones to boost teaching and learning in the school.
Among the completed projects is a boys dormitory block, while proposed projects include a two-storey classroom block and a dining hall complex.
At a PTA general meeting at the school at Bekwai, where a mini-bus was presented by the PTA Chairman, Mr R. H. Gyimah-Ankoannah, he said the association had also instituted a motivation scheme for teachers to supplement their salaries as a way of enticing them to put in their best.
He, therefore, urged teachers to work extra hard to improve academic and other activities in the school.
Mr Gyimah-Ankoannah said the construction of a new classroom block had become important because of the growing student population.
He called for discipline in the school without which effective academic work could not be achieved.
The PTA chairman advised students against vices that could ruin their future.
In his report, the headmaster, Mr S. K. Fordjour, said academic work at the school had improved over the years, with 68 students qualifying to the university and many others to the polytechnics and the Colleges of Education, following the 2009 West Africa Senior High School Certificate Examination.
“The students are serious and we will continue to help them to develop, “ he said.
The headmaster also expressed satisfaction with female enrolment, saying this year, for instance, female admission stood at 214 while that of males was 190.
He urged parents to continue to send their female children to school to enable them to grow up to become useful citizens.
He commended the district assembly and the government for the construction of a two-storey girls dormitory facility for the school, which was nearing completion.
Mr Fordjour appealed for teachers accommodation on campus to help improve discipline on campus.
He also appealed to individuals and organisations to help stock the school’s library to enable students to have access to reading materials.
The headmaster said the school had banned the use of mobile phones by students on campus.

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