Fountain Gate International School 9TH Graduation Ceremony Held
| Updated Jul 30, 2018 at 1:27pm
Parents have been charged to support their children at home to enhance their academic performance at school.
Academic work must not be limited to school environment, and therefore parents must devote time for their children to improve their study habits at home.
It has been observed that homes with "supportive learning environment" encouraged children to go the extra mile in their academics, leading to better future with opportunities.
The Director of Fountain Gate International School in Bolgatanga of the Upper East Region, Rev. Mrs. Rosemond Anaba, who made the call at the school’s 9th graduation and prize-giving ceremony in Bolgatanga, said parents must keep watch on their wards activities and make links with their teachers so as to make the best out of their education.
The ceremony was to enable the sixth grade pupil’s transit from the basic level to the Junior High School and Kindergarten pupil’s into the grade one.
She called for active collaboration among teachers to gain new teaching ideas and also for a combination of discipline and counseling in their role as substitute parents. She said parents’ behavior can either have a positive or a negative impact on their wards.
Rev. Mrs. Anaba described parents who are not responsible as been absent in their various homes.
She charged parents to pay attention to their ward’s home-work and also monitor their Television programs.
She said the more parents allow children to watch pornographic films or adult programs, the more they become what they see. Rev. Mrs. Anaba called on parents to compliment their wards academic performance.
She stated that the advanced teaching methodology and excellent guidance provided by a highly qualified and dedicated staff is instrumental in creating a stimulating and competitive environment for tutoring the children to become all-rounders.
The academic facility was established in 1996 with 107 children in four classrooms but now has a total enrolment of one thousand, two hundred and thirty-one pupils.
Rev. Mrs. Anaba said the aim of the Fountain Gate church was to adequately equip the school to provide the needed human resources for the country.
She said the school had been scoring 100 per cent in the Basic Education Certificate Examination, since its establishment with an average score of 80 per cent distinction.
The graduates displayed fantastic cultural skills with wonderful presentation of inspirational quotes among others, for which parents and invited guests could not help but give the kids a standing ovation at the end of the show.
Rev. Mrs. Anaba emphasized that education is the most effective vehicle for change to a better world.
She said since its inception, the school has trained all manner of students regardless of race, color or faith, and that this is the core pillar upon which the school will continue in its service to humanity.
Rev. Mrs. Anaba reiterated the management of the school commitment in investing in the school and creating more programmes to unearth talents in the students.
The Director of the school underscored the need for parents to collaborate with the school to help develop their children.
She told parents that their vital role in a holistic development of their children is to make sure that they grow up well. She added that parents are first mentors to their children.
The Vice Rector of Bolgatanga Polytechnic, Dr. Joseph K. Larry, observed that investing in quality education backed by the right standards are vehicles that drives a nation to obtain skills and knowledge required for effective social and labor market integration.
According to Dr. Larry who was the Guest Speaker of the ceremony, well educated people contribute to more democratic societies including sustainable economies and are less dependent on public aid as well as less vulnerable economic downturns.
He advised the graduands to be proactive, prayerful and principled. He charged them to always ensure they stand for what is quality wherever they find themselves.
The Parent Teacher Association, P.T.A, Chairman, Peter Larry, revealed that over 40 pupils in the school owe school fees close to eighteen thousand Ghana cedis.
The situation, Mr. Larry described as unacceptable and charged parents to settle the arrears in order to avoid their wards been sacked from the school.
Mr. Larry said teachers of the school are trained in contemporary techniques to help pupils realize their academic and extracurricular potentials.
Prizes were awarded to outstanding students. Wesley Akayako was adjudged the overall best student of the school.
Story by GBC’s Samuel Ayammah