Bediako Memorial Institute Limited has celebrated its 20th anniversary with a call by its Managing Director, Mr. Kwadwo Asare-Bediako, on the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service (GES) to focus their attention on and channel their energies and resources into radical reform of supervision, teaching and learning in public basic schools.
According to Mr. Asare-Bediako, as the National Council for Curriculum Assessment has designed and will soon introduce new educational reforms, there would be no need to have a system which reserves 30 percent admission quota for public basic school candidates into category A Senior High Schools. Instead, the Ministry of Education and the GES should channel their energies and resources to improve the quality of teaching and learning in public basic schools.
On the theme: ‘20 Years of Quality Education through Excellence & Integrity’, Mr. Kwadwo Asare-Bediako recounted they started the institute with humble beginning in 2002 when they opened their doors to admit less than 50 children, from nursery 1 to primary 6 to begin the checkered journey to achieving excellence in basic education.
“Today, 20 years down the lane, we have 1,070 pupils, with 110 teaching and non-teaching staff, and 3 streams from KG1 to JHS 3. Several factors have contributed to the growth of our school, but two key factors stand out. These are our compelling vision and our enduring values,” Mr. Asare-Bediako informed the gathering.
The school is driven by its clear and compelling vision to become a world-class school, providing teaching and learning environment of the highest quality.
The special guest of honour, Ms. Faustina Alimatu Braimah, Director of Education, Awutu Senya East Municipality, in her address, recognised the contribution of Bediako Memorial Institute (BMI) to education delivery in numbers in today’s Awutu Senya East Assembly. She hinted that BMI has admitted over 2 percent of the school-going learners in the municipality for the past 20 years. She congratulated the school for their excellent academic achievement, and said the rapid growth and its attendant challenges and nuances in the municipality call for the need for a balanced education which allows for participation of private entities.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the rapid growth with its attendant challenges and nuances in our beloved municipality make a call for a balanced education even more urgent. The participation of private entities has gone beyond desirable to a level of necessity and urgency,” the Awutu Senya East Director of Education stated.
BMI Choreography Group, BMI Taekwondo Squad, BMI Cultural troupe, BMI Dance Band, BMI School Choir, as well as BMI pupils’ Cadet displayed top notch performances to the admiration of parents, old students, pupils and the invited guests at the 20th Anniversary Celebration held on Saturday, 17th September, 2022 at the school’s premises at Kasoa.
Prizes were presented to deserving pupils and students who have academically distinguished themselves, as well as teaching and non-teaching staff who have provided dedicated service to the school. The Pre-Tech students, Home Economics students, Visual Arts Students and Science students also displayed craftmanship of amazing artefacts, food, dresses and household items that blew the minds of invited guests.