The Aburi Girls’ Senior High School (SHS) swept all the three topmost awards at the Senior High School Division for the Eastern Region at the 21st National Best Teacher and the maiden edition of the National Best School Awards ceremony held in Tamale recently.
The school was adjudged the Overall Best SHS as well as the Best in Mathematics and Best in Science in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) between 2011 and 2015.
The awards, which coincided with the World Teachers’ Day, also saw other second-cycle schools from the other nine regions taking various awards.
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Speaking in an interview, the Headmistress of Aburi Girls’ SHS, Ms Rosemond Bampo, attributed the success chalked up by the school to the school’s high discipline and standard of management and administration.
She also acknowledged that the hard work of both the staff and students contributed largely to the feat.
“This recognition and acknowledgement will motivate staff and students to work harder to enable the school to record more outstanding achievements which will increase stakeholders’ confidence and trust in the school,” Ms Bampo stated.
She expressed her gratitude to the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service (GES) for recognising best schools at the celebration of the National Best Teachers’ awards ceremony.
“However, I would appeal to the Ministry of Education to add a handsome package to the certificates given to schools that are honoured especially schools such as Aburi Girls’ SHS that took all the three top positions in their region,” she stated.
The headmistress called on the ministry and philanthropists to help the school meet its urgent needs of additional staff accommodation, preferably a nine-unit three-storey flat for teachers and a well-resourced library for students and staff members of the school.
Ms Bampo added that the school would turn 70 years in 2016 and, therefore, called on all stakeholders, particularly Old Girls, to participate fully in the activities and projects planned for the anniversary.
“We are hoping that the full support of our Old Girls and other stakeholders will help make the event a resounding success,” she stated.
Ms Bampo expressed happiness that products of the school could be found in all the nooks and crannies of the country and abroad, making various contributions to improve the overall well-being of society.