Yilo Krobo Municipal Chief executive, Hon. Ebenezer Tetteh Kupualor has paid a working visit to the Yilo Krobo Senior High School.
The visit, which objective was to encourage the students to take their lessons seriously, was equally aimed at affording him the opportunity to inspect the registration process of new students to the school in line with the implementation of government’s free Senior High School policy.
Several parents were in the premises of the school with their wards to assist them do the necessary arrangements which included the registration process to pave way for the commencement of academic activities as soon as possible.
Headmistress of the school, Madam Elizabeth Dzade Gadagbuie told Honorable Kupualor during an interaction that the students’ attendance in the first day at school was beyond her imagination; as many as over 500 first year students were registered.
Her bewilderment, she explained was because previous registration processes only saw low numbers of thirty or forty students in a day, explaining that the free SHS policy was to explain for the current situation.
On accommodation, Madam Gadagbuie assured that though accommodation in terms of boarding facilities was available for the students, first priority would be given to students coming from outside the local community.
She said the only challenge they were facing was ‘excessive pressure from the numerous students and parents,’ adding however that they have developed a strategy to address the situation.
Hon Ebenezer Tetteh Kupualor on his part pressed on school authorities to fall on him for any assistance if they face any difficulties to help them facilitate the process.
He further urged the students present to take their lessons seriously as they were privileged to form part of the first batch (set) of students to be enrolled under the Free Senior High School programme.
First-year students of the various Senior High Schools (SHSs) across the country on Monday reported to their placed schools to complete their registration process.
However, the process was troubled with a few challenges resulting in students and parents left standing in long queues for extended periods of time.
With the students supposed to report back in a couple of days, the parents thronged the schools to get their wards registered before classes commence.
At some schools, parents expressed their frustration with the slow registration process.
Source: Austin Ofori Addo/ritefmonline.org