The Ghana-Lebanon Islamic School (GLIS) has expressed optimism that its graduating class of students for the academic year 2019 will excel in the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
At a graduation ceremony for the class of 2019 held last week Saturday (June 8, 2019), the Headmaster of the school, Mohammed Sumaila, said the 2017/18 batch of students performed creditably in the WASSCE and as such the school was optimistic the 2019 batch will bring better results.
He said. “In 2017/18 academic year, our best student came out with 7A1s from the Business class. In terms of performance in the core subjects which is the yardstick for entering any tertiary institution in Ghana, our school did well as compared to the national averages.
"For English language the National average was 46.76% whiles that of the school was 72%, for Mathematics (core) the National average was 38.33 and the school’s average was 60%, for integrated science the National average was 50.52% and that of the school was 98%. The figures represent those students who had grades A1 and C6,” he said.
“The goal of the school is to ensure that no student is left behind as far as obtaining at least credit in all the core subjects is concerned. We have taught you what you knew not so that as you go out there to the larger community you will serve as the light in the world. We expect you to be the pivot around which good works in the community will result”.
On his part, the Director of the school, Bala Sa-ad, touted GLIS as a scholarly institution with high standards of academic excellence, having been the best Senior High School in Greater Accra Region in 2010 and 10th nationwide.
In a goodwill message, the outgoing Board Chairman of the school, Nouhad Kalmoni congratulated the graduates for undertaking the WASSCE successfully.
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He, however, cautioned them to eschew complacency and be reminded that there are higher levels of education.
He also commended the entire teaching staff for maintaining the educational standards in the school over the years and the entire Board for the support during his term of office.
Miss Aisha Ahmed, on behalf of the graduating class, expressed appreciation to the teaching staff of the school and assured them that the year group will maintain the moral standards they have been instilled with wherever they go.
In all 132 students comprising 36 males and 96 females enrolled in September 2017 and have completed their WASSCE, awaiting their results.