Victory Presbyterian Church School (VPCS) has held its annual Speech and Prize -Giving Day ceremony at the Victory Presbyterian Church Auditorium in Accra to honour brilliant students and teachers.
Speaking on the theme: “Discipline – A key to Holistic Education”, at the event which was held last Friday, the Adentan Municipal Director of Education, Ms. Frances Mabel Williams, who was the Guest, called on parents to instill discipline in their children whiles they were at the tender age.
She said discipline of children should begin from the home and parents, adding that children portray in public what they learn or acquire at home, must do it.
According to her, most parents fail to correct their wards when they go wrong; thinking their inability to correct wrong of their children is a sign of love.
“No, such attitudes rather turn to harm the children. So parents should be bold enough to rebuke their wards when they (wards) go wrong at the early stage in their lives so that they will not grow with it”, she admonished.
She was, however, quick to add that, “discipline goes beyond punishment. It is not a onetime activity but rather a process of using morally acceptable methods of guiding children’s behaviour to ensure that they live a life which is acceptable to the norms of society”
Ms. Williams used the opportunity to urge school heads, and stakeholders to ensure at all times that teaching and learning was carried out in clean and hygienic conditions and environment.
Addressing the gathering, the Director of the school, Rev. Florence A. B. Simpson expressed delight at the constant improvement in infrastructure as well as academic performance of the students especially at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) level.
Director of the school, Rev. Florence A. B. Simpson
“Madam Chairperson, I’m happy to announce that sod has been cut for the construction of a Five Million Ghana Cedis multipurpose block to accommodate the increasing number of students who applied to be enrolled here”, the Director of the school said.
She further explained that the multipurpose block “is designed to house workshops (for the Home Economics, Pre-Vocational Skills, and Pre-Technical Skills departments), ultramodern library, Information Technology Communication (ICT) centre (for JHS students), classrooms, cafeteria and assembly hall.
Rev Simpson, noted further that the pre-school blocks were being refurbished to meet international standards.
“I have personally been to some of the top schools in the capital to ensure that what we intend to do here can be compared to any of the top pre-schools in Ghana.
“Madam Chairperson, all these huge infrastructural investment are being done to make teaching and learning more conducive for both teachers and pupil’s.” she reiterated.
Some deserving pupils, as well as those from the 2018 graduating class, received awards for excelling in various subjects of study.
The Overall best student of the 2018 BECE
Both teaching and non-teaching staff also received awards for dedicated service to the school.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH
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