The Riverside Academy has held its 10th Anniversary and maiden Graduation/Speech and Prize-giving Day, under the theme “Celebrating a decade of Holistic Education: Service to Mankind” at Fumesua, in the Ejisu/Juaben Municipality in Ashanti Region.
On his report, the director of the school, Mr. David Yaw Chikpa Abeseabe, said that the school was established in 2006 with three children on the opening day in the kindergarten, and the number rose to six by the end of first term and ended the academic year with 10, adding that the school could boast of over 470 students population with staff strength of 48, and ranked among the elite basic schools within the Ejisu Juaben Municipality and its environs.
According to him, the school provides holistic education and gives equal importance to cultural and national events.
He noted that the school wanted every child to be the best, be it within the school or away from school, and learning community dedicated to what the school motto says “Be the Best, Ride Above the Rest.”
He explained that the economic conditions over the years presented and continue to present certain challenges to the school and the parents are our main source of finance. We have grown steadily and development can be seen in infrastructure staff and students, and we have been working endlessly to ensure our operations continue to be efficient and effective and that our primary core business of learning is not compromised, he indicated.
Mr. Abeseabe said the school has spacious and well-ventilated classrooms with small class sizes, as well as working library, hardworking staff who instill in each student how to appreciate literature and a love for reading.
He encouraged the parents to intensify their involvement in their child’s education, and lauded the efforts and sacrifices they are making amid tough fiscal conditions, but should not lose focus on their children’s education.
He also expressed his profound gratitude to the staff for continued professionalism, excellence and dedication which has helped to create the school and coordinating students, adding that their job as educators carries with it great responsibility and being human as they are, they have made mistakes along the way, but doubt not those will be remain dedicated and innovative.
Other speakers were Professor Harrison Dapaah, Vice Chancellor (VC), University of Energy, and Ejisu Juaben Municipal of Education.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Nsiah Yeboah, Fumesua