Dr Mrs. Amina Achiaa Asiedu-Amoah, a retired Educationist and Proprietress of Jesus Cares International School at Obuasi in the Ashanti region, has entreated students especially at the basic level to make every possible means to prioritize their studies by making friends with their books and study hard to complement government efforts in ensuring that the Free Senior High School policy succeed.
According to her, students factor is critical and play a key role in the success of the FSHS programmme to ensure that the huge investment and resources the government is putting into programme since 2017 is not wasted.
The retired Municipal Director of Education gave the advice at the 3rd Awards and Graduation ceremony of the school in Obuasi, on the theme The theme: Academic Excellence; the role of the students in national development.
Dr. Asiedu-Amoah expressed the view that, students who are at the center of the Free Senior High School must appreciate their role in making the programme a success, whiles government is making the effort to finance their education.
She reiterated that, students have the responsibility to learn hard to make sure the programme achieves its intended purpose which is to improve access and quality of education, and called on stakeholders involvement and collaboration to help effective improve academic performances in schools.
The Proprietress disclosed that, Jesus Cares International school has achieved academic laurels since its establishment in 2000 which she said was as a result of discipline, coordination, interpersonal relationship and excellent communication among all the stakeholders involved in the running of the school.
She said for a school to maintain higher educational standards, it is incumbent on management of the school to involve parents as key decision-making body.
Master Isaac Quansah who was emerged as the Overall Best Teacher attributed his success to commitment and dedication to get the best out of the pupils he teaches, and advise the up and coming teachers especially at private schools to acknowledge the role they play in the future of their students and work hard to bring the best out of them.
Rashid Iddrisu Agyeman was also adjudged as the overall best pupil stated that, it was hardwork and the zeal to succeed that accounted for his achievement, he encouraged his colleagues to work hard and persevere in order to achieve academic excellence.