A 14-member governing board of the Presbyterian Senior High School, La, has been sworn into office with a call on them to be proactive in solving the growing needs of the school.
The Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, Mr Stephen Abamfo, said in order to ensure quality education delivery, each member needed to think of personal solutions to help the school and added that with synergy, the board could actively improve the school’s current condition.
“Always think of what you can do individually to improve the school’s condition rather than what the school can do for you.
“We need to be proactive in solving the current needs of the school to ensure quality education delivery,” Mr Abamfo said.
The new board is made up of Mr Abamfo; a representative of the Director-General of GES, Rosetta A. Sackey; Municipal Director of Education, Habiba Kotomah; the Headmistress, Dorinda Ayorkor; a representative from the Ga Presbytery and the Chairman of the board, Rev. Prof. David Kpobi; a Traditional Council representative, Nii Adjei Koofeh IV; two representatives from the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly, John Anang, and Sulemana Najil Tolon.
The rest are the Parent-Teacher Association Chairman, Andrew Tuffuour; a representative of the non-teaching staff, Samuel Laryea Boye; a teaching representative, Nana Gyebi Anning Karikari; two old students’ representatives – Herbert John Mensah, and Christopher Karikari.
They will steer the affairs of the school for the next three years.
The immediate past board Chairperson, Prof. Irene Odotei, commended the school’s staff for their efforts to nurture talents.
In an acceptance speech on behalf of the members, Mrs Sackey said the new board would build on the legacy of the immediate past board by going beyond maintaining academic standards, creating an environment that nurtured curiosity, and fostered innovation.
The Director, Sales and Marketing at the Graphic Communications Group Limited, Franklin Sowa, who chaired the ceremony, expressed gratitude to members of the board for accepting the challenge to serve the school.
The La Shikitele, Nii Koofeh lV, said as land owners, the traditional council would help join hands with all stakeholders to change the negative narrative about the school.