The Adiembra Senior High School (SHS) in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis (STMA) in the Western Region has held its 2nd Graduation Ceremony for the final year students on the theme, “Making a positive impact in the society: the world’s expectation from SHS Graduates.”
The occasion was graced by the Western Regional Director of Education, Mrs Felicia Agyeibea Okai, Former Western Regional Director of Education, Mrs Rebecca Efiba Dadzie, seasoned people in the world of business, and other dignitaries.
Mr William Kwaku Takyi, Headmaster of the school in an address said the school, as an institution of learning and training committed to training young people to become responsible adults, has committed so much to the graduands through deeds, words, actions, and inactions.
He, therefore, charged them to go out there and commit what has been put in them to profitable use to be achievers and be of great benefit to society, and not a liability as enshrined in the School’s Vision Statement.
However, he said the school authorities were also inspired by the countless examples of the students pursuing collective action by bringing development to their school.
“We have no doubt that our graduating students will exhibit these virtues in their communities and also in their next stage of life in higher institutions of learning”, he stated.
Mr Takyi noted that there may be challenges as they move to the next stage of their lives, and expressed the hope that the training given to them would help them to keep their heads above the waters and make the desired strides towards nation-building.
“Finally, as you prepare to leave the shores of Adiembra SHS, be purposeful and prayerful in life, be determined in life, and remain focused in life. This will help you make a positive impact in your societies to address what they expect from you as students who have graduated from Senior High School”, he implored them.
Mr Ben Wireku, former Western Regional Chairman of the Lands Commission who was the Guest Speaker admonished the students to follow their goals and instincts conscientiously so that they can achieve them.
He said as young graduates who desire to accomplish great things must “not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe in themselves” in that to be great achievers you must have mindsets that focus on certain traits.
The traits he mentioned as vision/goals, commitment, challenges, bandwagon, time management, failure, and success.
According to him, our complex and the technical world today requires education and skills that were not needed in the past and have been made availed to them.
He, therefore, urged them to apply themselves critically to it while they take advantage of the current technological developments and network with the array of known mentors, educated family, and church members.