OLA Ho Girls Senior High School has celebrated its 62nd Speech and Prize- Giving Day on Saturday, February 27.
The theme for the celebration was: “Supporting the active involvement of girls in technology to bridge the inclusion gap.”
Mrs. Afawubo Twum-Ampofi, a communications engineer and a former student of the school, in an address said, while it was proper for girls to be users of technology, it was important to encourage them to become enablers of technology.
She said current job opening trends in technology were skewed towards enablers who designed and programmed tools for users.
Dr. Leticia Adekaide-Appiah, LEKMA Municipal Director of Health, also an old student of the school, reminded the students that discipline was the cornerstone to success, and urged them to study diligently towards a bright future.
She pointed out that focusing on a career required attaching value to time and the need to abstain from unnecessary rebellious behaviour and early sexual relationships.
The headmistress of the school, Mrs. Benedicta Afesi, said the school had a total student population of 1,837 with 82 teaching staff and 63 non-teaching staff.
She said the school scored 100 per cent in the 2015 WASSCE and that some interventions had been put in place to improve some challenges the students had in core and elective mathematics.
Mrs. Afesi said the discipline imparted in the students was evident when the school’s Naval Cadet Corps beat 10 other schools to emerge the winners of the recent Southern Sector Cadet Corps Drill at Ho.
She said the school won five gold, five silver and four bronze medals, and broke the javelin and discus records at this year’s inter-school sports festival.
The Volta Regional Minister, Madam Helen Adjoa Ntoso, gave the assurance that work on various infrastructural projects on the campus which had stalled, would resume very soon.
From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho