Mawuli School has begun taking it rightful place in tandem with great schools in the country as a beacon of high academic and disciplinary standards and this has been manifested in the excellent performance of students in the recent West African Secondary Schools Certificate Examinations.
According to Mr. J.M.K Osei Nyansah, the headmaster of Mawuli School, the school presented 418 candidates for the 2011 WASSCE; out of which 90.6% representing about 377 students passed in 7 or 8 subjects, thus qualifying them for tertiary education as compared to 70% qualification in the previous examinations in 2009.
Mr. Nyansah also noted that four (4) students had aggregate 6 as compared to one (1) student in 2005.
Mr. J.M.K Nyansah disclosed this at a brief ceremony to give thanks to God for their sterling performance in the 2011 WASSCE and also to officially welcome both fresh students and staff into school in Ho on Monday.
In all, 417 new students consisting, 253 boys and 164 girls has been admitted as of now but according to the headmaster, there is still vacancy for 100 girls because of the completion of a new girls’ dormitory.
Also, 10 new teaching and 13 non-teaching staff have also been engaged to consolidate the current staff strength of 94 teaching and 87 non-teaching staff. He added that, 20 interns from University of Education Winneba and University of Cape Coast with 10 service personnel as well as one German are also in the school to support the teaching staff this year.
Mr. Nyansah therefore challenged the students especially those in the final year to defy all odds to attain the 100% qualification, urging them to study in groups in order to assist one another in difficult subjects. He also advised them to always solve their problems through dialogue.
Rev. Frank Kwame Anku, the board chairman of the school commended both the students and staff for their relentless effort in bringing back glory to the school and advised them not to be complacent with the current situation and achievements of the school but to continuously strive for the attainment of the best for the school, adding that, God rewards faithfulness and not complacency’.
Rev. Why Azornu, the general manager of Evangelical Presbyterian Schools asked the students to eschew laziness, and adopt the virtues of hard work, discipline and honesty so as not to fall prey to the school’s disciplinary code. He also advised the teachers to be dedicated to the delivery of quality teaching and learning in the school.
Rev. Azornu suggested to the school board to liaise with the church to institutionalize the thanksgiving service for it to be organized annually.
Mrs. Lydia Adajawa, a member of the board, on her part urged the students to make good use of the enabling environment the school provides to excel adding that Mawuli School is noted for its high academic and disciplinary standards.