The West End International School (WEIS), one of Ghana’s leading private schools, has held its 4th graduation ceremony for 2019 final year Junior High School pupils.
49 pupils completed their junior high education while 26 from the
Kindergarten joined the main stream of the Kasoa-based school.
on the theme, “Still Achieving Academic Excellence through Discipline”,
Solicitor for WEIS, Lawyer Adusa Okechire, noted that poor academic
performance could be traced to high indiscipline.
himself with a popular quote by Tryon Edwards that “The great end of
education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it
to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation
to Mr. Okechire, society is faced with a generational problem where
parents are not contributing to raising a disciplined society.
face a generational problem of sparing the rod and spoiling the child,
and the overindulgence nurtured by globalization. It is this that we
have to confront, to be able to make our children the good future
leaders that will succeed us,” he said.
He added that parents have
no choice than to discipline children since the schools and the
government have been restricted by external cultures.
Chairman of Ghana Education Service Council, and guest of honour for
the occasion, Michael K. Nsowah, admonished graduates to be true to
“You are different. You will meet people from all over the country, but always remember you are different,” he advised.
Nsowah revealed that a new curriculum that would be implemented in
September this year, takes into consideration discipline and moral
to him, aside a shift in the new curriculum from the objective-based
learning to a standard-based one, the curriculum as part of its
components will place emphasis on core values like honesty and
responsible citizens, knowledge and love of God, respect for others, as
well as persistence and resilience among children.
Some graduates received various awards.
Afia Ahenkorah Manful and Derrick Asamah were awarded for being the ‘Most disciplined’ female and male students respectively.
Afua Mawuse Adanu was adjudged the overall best student in the 2019 graduating class.
Chancellor and Founder of West End University College, Mr Joe Adjekum,
in a speech recognized the support of the parents in the success of the
graduating class adding that, “Coming together is a beginning, keeping
together is progress and working together is success.”
who is also the Chancellor and Founder of West End University College,
“I always say, we don’t teach children here, but we educate them because
teaching is just for academic purpose but education covers the holistic
training and development of the potentials of the student.”