Seth Sowah

Ghanaian teachers have been counselled to ensure strict discipline and greater supervision in the discharge of their duties as they take children through academic instructions.

This way they are able to achieve higher and measurable academic laurels for the pupils. This was disclosed by an Assistant Headmaster of the Rect Academy Limited, a limited liability multi educational complex situated in Kwashiebu in the Greater Accra region during the schools? open day.

He made these remarks when he announced a 100% distinction score achieved by 57 candidates of the school who participated in the 2012 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) released a fortnight ago.

Mr. Seth Sowah disclosed to newsmen that the school which had a humble beginning like the proverbial mustard seed with only five pupils now boasts of about 850 students expanding to also cover Junior High School level. Out of the 57 pupils presented for the 2012 academic year for the BECE, 31 Pupils had all ones in all the nine subjects, 21 students also had eight ones in the nine subjects while the remaining 5 garnered? six ones. These statistics obviously gives them an excellent result and places the school at the highest apex of academic achievement.

The assistant Headmaster explaining further, noted that the performance of teachers have been closely monitored to ensure that , the teachers give off their best in terms of instructional delivery and the various methods employed to carry out the instructions are also apt to the demands and needs of the pupils.

He noted that apart from quality academic instructions, the environment and the classroom ambiance has also contributed immensely towards raising the standards as it presents a serene learning atmosphere for the pupils. He asked the government to also look at the private sector as a partner in providing quality education to Ghanaians, noting that government could also grant private schools some form of tax exemptions to enable the schools to raise enough money to pay good salaries to their teachers and to also expand facilities for the students.

Mr. Sowah also said high attrition rate has become major challenge to the school and prays to government that it formulates policies that will support private basic schools to survive and to also train and churn out quality students. Some parents who were there at the open day were treated with some cultural displays. Some of the pupils who spoke to this paper were full of praise for the teachers and urged them to continue the good work that they were doing.

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