Apam (C/R), Oct 20, GNA - The Headmaster of Apam Senior High School (SHS), Mr Archibald Kobina Fuah, has advised students of the school against rushing their passage through the school without achieving anything, saying they should instead allow the good virtues in the school to pass through them.
Welcoming the first year students to the school, the Headmaster pointed out that the virtues of the school had made it possible for it to produce a good number of prominent personalities holding key positions in every sector of the national life.
He urged them to see such personalities as role models and strive to reach the heights those personalities had attained.
For that reason, Mr Fuah said, the school had initiated a programme to bring some of these personalities to the school from time to time to share ideas and experiences with students.
He pointed out that there was no magic or drugs which could enhance ones academic performance.
\"Hard work and discipline justify academic pursuit,\" he stated, and advised the students to move with friends who would help them to become responsible people in future, rather than move with friends \"who would help them to become nobody.\"
Mr Fuah advised the students to love and serve God who had given them all the good things in their lives including talents, the power and the will to do their best to become a happy person.
He cautioned the seniors against the maltreatment of junior students, saying anyone caught would be severely disciplined.
\"Stay humble, respectful, God-fearing and be focused and you surely can make it,\" he stressed.
The Headmaster commended the government for allocating three six-unit classroom blocks to the school to enable it to increase intake and appealed to the contractors working on the buildings to expedite action on the projects.
He said the school had managed to accommodate all the first year students but stated, however, that desks and beds were inadequate to meet the needs of the students.
Mr Fuah appealed to the Gomoa West District Assembly and the Member of Parliament for the area, Mr Francis Kojo Arthur, to go to the aid of the school.