?By Bampoe Daniel
Mpreaso Senior High School in the Kwahu Land of the Eastern Region is one of the oldest and among the best tops schools in the country, with much achievable performances and results as far as high standard of discipline is concerned.
The beginning of the school could trace in the early 1960, when the first President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah visited Atibie to officially open the Atibie Hospital. At the function, the late President saw there is no secondary school in the area, so there is a need to set up a new SHS.
With no doubt, when the government was considering a number of schools to be established under the Education Trust Project, Mpreaso Secondary School came up unto the drawing board. Nana Dassebre Akuamoah Boateng II, Kwahuhene, readily accepted the sitting of the School at Mpreaso and took keen interest in its establishment.
The then chief of Mpreaso, Nana Kofi Ampadu eagerly gave the piece of land on which the school is built. Instrumental in making the dream a reality was also the then Members of Parliament for Kawhu; Hon W.A. Wiafe and Hon E.I. Preko.
The school current has students and 82 staff teaching and non- teaching, while the school has produced quality and highly skilled human resources for the total development of the country since her establishment. The objective of the school is best expressed through its MOTTO ? SUMMUM BONUM ? THE HIGHEST GOOD. The motto enjoins all who are privileged to pass through the walls of MPASS not to be content with mediocrity but to strive after excellence in all spheres of life.
The school has currently marked its 52th Speech and Prize Giving Day with the theme; Discipline, the hallmark of Academic Excellence, which was organized by the school at its premises.
The current headmaster of the school Mr. Seth Amoako in an open speech said the school has good track records by scoring 100% in all the subjects with appreciate performances in English, Mathematics and Integrated Science, and has won many competition awards, also Discipline in the school improved tremendously, few disciplinary problems are encountered these days and they are dealt with swiftly.
According to him, a lot of facilities have been provided both by the PTA and the government; furniture for the staff common room, and offices, renovations of bungalows, erection of a wall to protect the school land, the construction of staff quarters to accommodate five members of staff, the provision of a cold room to fish, meat and perishables among other things.
Mr. Seth Amoako expresses that he will do everything possible to achieved the aim and vision of the school, and as far as results of the WASSCE candidates are concerned will have to been commendable since he took the position as Headmaster, and therefore appeal to help the government to help the school to move ahead in terms of completion infrastructures and more vehicles for Administrative works.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon Julius Debrah who delivers the key note address tasked the students to used Education as a tool to establish the social values which can govern the security lives and property of individuals.
He said, the world has become bedeviled with all manner of immorality and corrupt practices, whereby teachers and parents are to ensure that their pupils and children respectively are guided from such negative practices.
According to him, the use of radio, television, the internet, and other audio visuals aids can play a major role in communication and education, which can help the students to acquire more knowledge in this modern world by improving their studies not only depending on books supplements.
Others high Profile dignities who graced the colorful ceremony include the Chief of Mpreaso, parents, past and current students had the opportunity to share their motivational messages to honor the event.
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