A board member of Asuom Senior High who also serves as an executive member of the Old Students Association, Maxwell Atuanor Dwirah, has stressed the need for all stakeholders to play proactive roles in securing the school’s future and success.
Speaking at the school’s Student Representative Council (SRC) week celebration on the theme ‘Role of Stakeholders in the Holistic Development of Asuom Senior High School’, Mr. Atuanor Dwirah said stakeholders need to be bold, visionary and exhibit inspiring leadership backed by action, integrity and values, given the educational system’s limitations.
“If there is one word that I can use to characterise the current mood of our education, it is the word ‘constraints’ – financial constraints, material constraints, administration consumables constraints, infrastructural constraints, and maintenance constraints. For us to secure the future of this school, what we need is bold, visionary and inspiring leadership backed by action, integrity and values of the school. This is what transformational leadership is about.
“It is a call to action for all ASEC students, old students, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff and government to rise to the challenge of working to secure the future of our dear, great ASEC,” he said.
He spoke about the roles that each stakeholder must play, and urged the students to behave well and focus on their academic goals in order to learn and get ready for tertiary education.
“The first stakeholder I would like to talk about is the student body. You must know that you are the most important stakeholder in the hierarchy of stakeholders of this school. Your actions and inactions directly affect the school’s holistic development. You are here to learn, pass and continue your tertiary education.
“Therefore, spend the greater part of your time studying and passing well. It becomes very regrettable if you leave here with poor grades that cannot take you to further your education. It is at those times that you will regret not spending enough time on your books while in school. Life out there is very challenging, and the opportunity lies in front of you here to make hay while the sun shines,” he said.
Mr. Atuanor Dwirah, who was the Head Prefect of 1983 year grou, charged the school’s administration to provide a comprehensive programme for training teachers and also to enhance their welfare.
He further urged the Old Students Association and parents to support the school’s development.
The SRC Week celebration – spearheaded by the new Headmistress Ms. Georgina Oti Frimpong – saw the students embark on a clean-up campaign, sporting events, cooking competitions, exhibitions, a Miss ASEC competition and others.
The Durbar to climax the SRC Week celebration was attended by the school’s Board Chairman, Mr. C. L. Twumasi Ankrah; other board members; Director of Education at the Kwaebibirem Municipality; some old students and local authorities as the school cadets displayed skills to the gathering’s admiration.