Review code of discipline

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

The Headmistress of the St Mary’s Senior High School in Accra,  Mrs Doris Bramson, has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to urgently review the unified code of discipline for second-cycle schools.

This, according to her, would make it deterrent enough for erring students.

 Mrs Bamson made the call at the 63rd Speech and Prize-giving Day of the school, which was on the theme, "Sustaining discipline in today's youth - Challenges for stakeholders."

She said the school did so well in last year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) as the worst performance was six passes scored by two students only.

Mrs Bramson said the girls have had to make do with only four old toilets in the school which were also dilapidated because they were put up 60 years ago.

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The headmistress added that maintaining the toilet facility had been an economic drain on the school since the pipes and septic tanks were all worn out.

Even though a 40-seater modern toilet facility was being built to replace the old ones, work on the project had come to a standstill for the past two years, she added.

Touching on a storm drainage system that passes through the school, Mrs Bramson appealed to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to support the school to either reconstruct or divert it to prevent the yearly flooding at the least down pour, which normally destroys school property.

Addressing the occasion, Mrs Laurenda Owusu, a Justice at the High Court and an old student of the school, urged parents, policymakers and teachers to help instil discipline and a sense of responsibility in students.

Story by Naomi Amoah