Story by: Hon. Amos Gyetuo (PRO-GES), Lawra
The Lawra Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Martin D. Bombaire has advised students to let their roots and family values guide their steps as they enjoy the Free SHS policy since government will not sacrifice discipline in the name of providing free SHS.
He made these comments when he led a team to tour the three Senior High Schools in the Lawra Municipality on Tuesday, 18th September, 2018.
The spirit of the tour was to get first hand information on the implementation status of the double track system of the Free SHS.
He was generally impressed with the rate at which first year students were reporting to school and settling down for serious academic work to begin.
The accompanying team included the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Mohammed Abdul Majeed, Municipal Director of Education (MDE), Mrs. Theresa Ninnang Song-Aabo, Public Relations Officer -GES, Hon. Amos Gyetuo and the Communications Office of Lawra NPP.
The Hon. MCE and the MDE jointly addressed the students at each of the schools. Their speeches emphasized discipline.
In the words of the MDE “there are no tricks to success, discipline is the only surest tool to educational success”
The MCE indicated that it was imperative for beneficiaries of the Free SHS to justify to the world that it is worthwhile for government to invest in it’s flagship program “Free SHS” by producing quality results at the WASSCE.
He assured the schools of government’s commitment to retooling them in terms of human resources and infrastructure.
Lawra SHS received 1091 students, Birifoh SHS received 296 students and Eremon SHS/T received 640 students under the CSSPS 2018.
The briefings from the Headmasters show that a good number of placed students have reported to school and teaching and learning has already started.
While Lawra SHS and Eremon SHS/T are implementing the double track system, Birifoh SHS is running the single track system.