DABOASE Senior High Technical School (DSHTS) in the Mpohor Wassa East District of the Western Region has inaugurated its new board of governors for the school.
The school had been facing challenges in the selection of a board of governors.
Speaking at the ceremony, Regional Director of Education, Madam Enyonam Afi Amafugah, said it was mandatory for all second cycle institutions under the jurisdiction of Ghana Education Service (GES) to have a governing board.
“As new board of governors, accepting the onerous responsibility means that all individually and collectively have agreed to share your varied experiences, strengths and connections to guide and direct the school,” she stressed.
She noted that there were numerous challenges facing second cycle institutions.
She mentioned some as “indiscipline among students, downward trend in academic performance, lateness and failure of parents to pay school fees, the practice of occultism and inadequate supply of certain needs like infrastructure and teaching and learning materials.”
According to Madam Amafugah, there was a great need of expectation from the board in the discharge of their duties by ensuring discipline of the highest order amongst staff and students of the institution, control general policy of the institution subject to further directives of GES.
For his part, Headmaster of the school, Mr. Anthony Insaidoo, in an address noted that secondary and technical education plays an important role in the shaping of the youth of this country.
“It is a terminal point for some to enter into the world of works and preparation of a career as they enter tertiary institutions,” he said.
He reminded the board that they have been put there as an advisory body to help steer affairs of the school.
Chief of Daboase also expressed delight in the inauguration of the new board and advised both students and staff of the school to show commitment and work hard.
He noted that DSHTS, which is the only second cycle institution in the district, was now being patronised by lots of students which places loads of challenges on the school.
Story by Simon Ahensah