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Pride Academy holds maiden graduation ceremony

Pride Academy holds maiden graduation ceremony

One of the youngest schools, but considered among the best around Spintex, Pride Academy held their first ever graduation ceremony on their compound on Saturday, 17th December, 2022 at the Spintex road Accra.

Pride Academy was established 8years ago, and has been providing quality and affordable education to many around Spintex Road.

Since its establishment, the school has never held a graduation ceremony in honour of its young learners who get promotion to basic one.

The story was different in December 2022, the school held its first ever graduation ceremony on their school compound to celebrate and honour pupils who got promoted to basic one and Junior High School (JHS) one.

25 kindergarten pupils and 4 basic 6 students were graduated and awarded with certificates.

Over the years, students who gets promotions from Basic 6 to JHS 1 would have to further their education elsewhere due to lack of facilities.

But it was announced at the graduation ceremony amidst cheers and applauds that the school now has facilities for JHS students, their students will no longer go out to further their education.

The school Prefect, Doris Mawunya Tamakloe, in her speech eulogies parents for their care and also entrusting their kids in their teachers. She also pleaded with parents to help their wards come to school on time, do home works and dress neatly to promote the school well.

The Principal of the school, madam Comfort Baiden in her speech touched on some successes the school has chalked and challenges since its establishment. According to her, the school started with just 6 pupils and 2 teachers, herself and the current headmistress, Yayra Pepertual Karvi, but the number has ballooned to over 200pupils.

One of their main challenges has to do with slow payment of school fees. Some parents will pill up fees and later take their wards to another school. She pleaded with parents to help the school grow by paying fees on time.

The chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the school, Mr. Samuel Appiah, in his speech gave a glimpse of how the school will look like in the near future. According to him, the ongoing storey building will have 12 classrooms if completed. Another storey building foundation which has already been dug will have 6 classrooms.

He also urged parents to help their kids to grow in knowledge and wisdom by allowing them explore.

Awards were given to pupils who have distinguished themselves well in different categories; best students, neatness, and well-behaved pupils from K.G 1 to basic 6, good hand writing from K.G1 to basic 3 and punctual students were also awarded.

Doris Tamakloe and Richmond Lawson won the best students awards at basic 6. Sheila Kuagbenu and Grace Armah also emerged as the best in basic 5. At basic 4, Owusu Bempa and Mavis Awuku were judged as the best.

Akweley Lokko and Appah Yvonne were the best in basic 3, while in Basic 2, Theodora Nsubi and Oheneba Asante Menu were the best. In Basic one, Benjamin Tetteh and Jeffrey Paakwesi Baiden were the best students.

In K.G 1, Charis Tracy Kporvie and Wendy Nartey were the best, and in K.G 2 Bawade Torbi and Elorm Nyona were the best students.

The headmistress and all the teachers were presented with gifts for their hard work and dedication towards the school’s development.

The ceremony was full of funfare as students performed several activities to entertained parents and other invited guests.

The parents and teachers Association (PTA) chairman, Mr. Joseph Nyona who was the chairperson of the event expressed his excitements about the success of the ceremony and eulogies school authorities and teachers for their dedication in impacting knowledge on their wards.

He also thanked parents for coming in their numbers and sat throughout the entire programme.

Parents and patrons who were present at the event couldn’t hide joy, they applauded school authorities and teachers for the good work.

Admission for next academic year is open for basic and JHS students. If you want the best but affordable education for your wards, look no further, Pride Academy is the best option.

It’s located at Basket on the Spintex road, Accra. For further details call,0247126819 / 0543466847

Source: Raymond Karvi

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