Ghana International School (GIS) celebrates students at the 2016-2017 Speech, Prize Giving and Graduation Day

The Ghana International School (GIS) has held its annual Speech, Prize-Giving and Graduation Day with a passionate call on graduating students not to stay away too long after attaining higher education abroad, but return soon to contribute their quota to nation building.

Students who graduated this year have gained admissions into top universities across the world in various disciplines. Principal of GIS, Dr Mary Ashun, who made the appeal to the 2017 graduating class, told the students that it was a great time to be in Ghana and the school would be glad to hear that they were back to contribute to nation-building.

“We can only do that if we begin by taking responsibility for our actions and demonstrating leadership as we tackle the issues that are bound to come up,” she stressed.

Speaking on the theme “Leadership and Responsibility”, Dr. Patrick Awuah, President of Ashesi University and Guest of Honour, advised students to first learn to lead themselves in order to become good leaders. According to him, that is one of the surest ways to build discipline and mastery in all that they will do.

Dr. Mary Ashun, Principal of Ghana International School addressing members of the GIS Community

Oheneba Bawua Otchere Darko, a pupil from the Junior School performing a Ghanaian traditional dance at the ceremony

Dr.Patrick Awuah Jr., Founder and President of Ashesi University College and Guest of Honour

Mr. Manyo Brown,oldest serving teacher at GIS proudly presenting prizes to a student

Benjamin Orthner, GIS Class of 2007 receives his graduating certificate from the Principal of the School

One of the deserving students, Saania Mirpuri, receiving her numerous prizes

Staff, Parents and Students of Ghana International School at the ceremony

Dr. Awuah advised teachers not to discourage students who are unable to catch up with their colleagues. Rather, he said, they should be accorded more special attention so that together, they can be tutored to the level of success they expect of them.

Dr Awuah further counseled the students to learn the spirit of service while in school because whatever they will learn will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Finally, he urged the students to stick to certain key tenets in life, including organising and planning their lives, sleeping well, paying attention to detail, asking questions, being positive-minded, and adhering to Godly principles.

‍Deserving students from Forms 1 to Upper Six received prizes in subjects such as Art, Accounting, Geography, Sociology, English Literature, History, Applied ICT, Business Studies, Modern Languages in French and Spanish, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Story taken from Finder newspaper 

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