The headmaster of Klikor Senior High Technical school, Mr. Joshua Vidzro has disclosed that the school has recorded marked improvement in last year’s West African Senior High Examination (WASSCE) results. He said available statistics show that the percentage recorded is the highest in over a decade. This he said was achieved despite the fact that a lot of the students admitted came with very low grades.
Addressing a School Performance Appraisal Meeting (SPAM) last Friday at the School, Mr Vidzro said “Some of the students do not have text books, exercise books and other learning materials. He also lamented the situation where some of the students have to cater for themselves. He commended the teachers for endeavoring to bring out the best in the students notwithstanding the many challenges they go through.”
Present at the meeting were a representative of the Municipal Chief Executive, Chiefs, teachers, parents and students. The meeting was to identify and discuss problems affecting the school, set targets and design strategies to achieve the targets set.
The headmaster complained about the infrastructural deficit in the school and expressed the hope that the relevant stakeholders will quickly come to their aid. He said they want everyone to come on board so that they can nurture the students to be good leaders since government cannot do it alone.
Both teachers and students lamented the lack of equipment that will aid teaching and learning especially in the area of technical learning but were assured by the opinion leaders that those things will be given urgent attention.
The PTA Chairman, Mr. John Papa Sallah said the association will work hard so that the only technical school in the municipality will be uplifted. Students who performed well in internal examinations were rewarded to motivate the rest. It emerged that boarding students performed better than day students. According to the headmaster, it is as a result of the strict monitoring at the boarding house.
Investigations show that a number of students, both boys and girls have rented rooms around the school and are cohabiting. Some of them are also using mobile phones contrary to the rules. These, coupled with their reckless lifestyles have a toll on their academic performance.