Gaborone West International School celebrates 15th anniversary
The Headmaster of Gaborone West International School, Mr Francis Kwaku Nyarko, has asked parents and teachers to teach children the rich Ghanaian cultural values to mould them to become responsible adults.
He explained that the rate at which some revered Ghanaian norms such as greetings and decent dressing were fast sinking was worrying.
Mr Nyarko, who was speaking at the 15th anniversary and fifth graduation ceremony of the Gaborone West International School, urged all stakeholders to teach children proper etiquette and good mannerisms so they would grow to preserve the rich cultural heritage.
Mr Nyarko, addressing the gathering.
“I strongly express my abhorrence at the growing phenomenon where many young people rain insults and use vulgar words for people who are old enough to be their fathers and grandfathers. Insulting adults is alien to our culture, I entreat you to exhibit a high sense of respect for the elderly in our society,” he stated.
Mr Nyarko also encouraged teachers to set good examples to students by not using negative words on them as they tended to affect their psyche and self-esteem.
A choreography display by the primary pupils.
Speaking on the theme, “Sustaining quality education in Ghana, the role of the private school,” the guest speaker for the occasion, Mr David K. Dodzie, highlighted the important role private schools play in the development of the child, noting that it was important for parents to choose schools that afforded their wards the best to be able to excel in their academic endeavours.
He also lauded the school for their continuous provision of quality education to schoolchildren and encouraged them to keep up with the good work.
Parents graced the occassion.
Fifty pupils graduated from the school.
Twenty-six preschoolers graduated to Basic One whereas 24 pupils moved to the junior high school (JHS).
They received certificates while awards were presented to students who excelled in their examinations in the 2021/2022 academic year.
Hardworking teaching and non-teaching staff also took home awards. Mr Nyarko led some invited guests to cut the anniversary cake.
Some dignitaries admiring the project work of pupils on exhibition.