A seventeen-member newly constituted Board of Governors for the Sekondi College (SEKCO) has been sworn-in to steer affairs of the school for the next four years.

It has Mr Maxwell Ayyub Morgan, a representative of the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) as Chairman; Madam Enyonam Afi Amafuga, the Western Regional Director of Education; Mrs Elizabeth Akuoku, the Metro Director of Education; and Mr Francis Rexford Sam, the Headmaster of the School, as members.

Others are Mr Dominic Rex Jonfiah, Madam Mercy Quarshie, Nana Kofi Abunu V, Nana Akosua Mfrasie II, Mr Emmanuel K.Bessa Eshun,  Mr Henry Akrong, Mr Wilson Egbeako, Mr James Amoah, and Mrs Dorothy Budu-Arthur (Assistant Headmistress of (SEKCO) as secretary to the board.

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The rest are Dr Stephen Larbi Darkoh, ACP Kwasi Korankye Amoah (rtd) and Alhaji Samir Kahi.

Her Ladyship, Justice Mrs Hannah Taylor, a High Court Judge at Sekondi and an alumnus of SEKCO, who administered the oath of office, allegiance and secrecy, urged the new Board to observe the tenets of the constitution and discharge their mandate diligently.

Madam Amafuga, on behalf of the Director-General of Education, expressed gratitude to the outgoing Board for holding the fort for the past six years and reminded the new Board to see their roles as sacrificial.

The Director urged the new Board to guide the school management to put the school on a high pedestal especially at a time many secondary schools were confronted with challenges such as indiscipline, lateness of day students, school fees deficits, occultism and inadequate supply of teaching and learning materials.

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Madam Amafuga stressed the need for co-operation between Board members, the PTA, student body, School Management Committee and the community.

Mr Sam lauded the outgoing Board of Governors on how the five-year strategic plan matrix in 2012 which served as the blue print to improve academic work had yielded dividends as it had chalked 100 per cent success during the 2013 and the 2016 WASSCE results.

Mr Sam also lauded the PTA for building two separate masters bungalows housing six masters and mistresses with the current leadership “mooting the idea of building a storey-building to house more masters”.

He said in spite of the higher academic laurels, the school was constrained in infrastructure and the absence of a well-equipped laboratory, a befitting library, no block for Home Economics and Visual Arts.

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The Headmaster said the school needed a generator, one more dormitory each for the boys and girls and an-18-unit classroom block.

GNA