WASS old students honour school’s participants in NSMQ
The Old Students Association of the West Africa Senior High School (WASSOSA) last Sunday, put smiles on the faces of the students of the school who placed second in the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ)
Abdul Hameed O. Tade, Sahene Arkoh Hope Alphonse took home laptops and undisclosed amounts of money.
They also received citations from the La Nkwantanang Municipal Assembly.
Their coach, Dennis Asuama Yeboah, also received a laptop and an undisclosed amount, while other supporting teachers who contributed to the team’s feat were also rewarded.
WASS emerged the first runner-up in this year’s NSMQ. In the nail-biting finals St Peters Senior High School at Kwahu Nkwatia pipped the school to the trophy with just a point.
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Presenting the items to the students and their teachers in Accra last Sunday, a member of the Board of Governors of the school, Prof. Clement Somuah, said the socio-economic development of every nation was dependent on quality education.
Prof. Somuah, an old student of the school, who is also the acting President of the Christ Apostolic University College, stated that the main goal of the association was to help make WASS one of the best schools in the country, hence the need to support and encourage other students to perform.
“We have over the years produced some of the best students who have competed with others at the tertiary level and we believe as an association that if we encourage these students, then they would excel,” he said.
Agenda Best in Ghana
Prof. Somuah indicated that the association was going to work with the administration of the school to achieve an agenda called ‘Best in Ghana” (BIG) to help the students get all the necessary educational materials.
“We the old students association are working on a programme we call ‘Academic excellence in WASS. We are going to identify all the weak areas and work with the teachers to improve all those areas. We intend to bring consultants from the educational level to help students,” he said.
He advised the next batch of NSMQ contestants to take their studies seriously as the task ahead of them wouldn’t be easy.
“It’s not going to be easy because all other schools have resolved that they are going to win the next time, therefore, they ought to work harder and have the ‘’we can achieve it spirit and confidence,” he stated.
Speaking on behalf of the association, the President of WASSOSA, David Ako Odoi, expressed appreciation to the teachers for their continuous support to the students and urged them to continue the good work and not to hesitate to call on the association for support.
“We as an association are here to show full support for you so don’t hesitate to call on us for anything because your support and encouragement, we wouldn’t find ourselves here to also support our brothers and sisters,” he said.