The Cape Coast Metropolitan Director of Education, Ms. Vivian Etroo has disclosed that the success story of the University of Cape Coast Junior High School(UJHS) is being replicated in basic schools in the metropolis to improve the poor performance of pupils in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Ms. Etroo observed that the UJHS had thrived to overcome the challenges to become the best school in the Cape Coast Metropolis and beyond due to the perseverance, commitment, honesty, integrity, discipline and mentoring of the present and past staff of the school.
Ms. Etroo was speaking at the grand durbar to climax the 25th Anniversary and Speech and Prize Giving Ceremony of the UJHS on the theme “University Junior High School@25: Challenges, Achievements and Aspirations”
The Metropolitan Director of Education called on stakeholders of the school to continue to improve teaching and learning environment so that the expected results could be achieved.
The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang who was the special guest speaker at the function commended the present and past staff as well as students for raising the academic standard of the school to a higher pedestal. She expressed shock at the serious ailments of children in the various hospitals and entreated parents to pay particular attention to the health needs of their children especially the food they eat.
The headmaster, Mr. Anthony Kommeh pointed out that as the top-notch school in Ghana; UJHS had won 11 Presidential Awards and excelled in the Basic Education Certificate Examinations. He gave the assurance that the UJHS would continue to maintain its status as a model school in Cape Coast and beyond. He expressed confidence
The school prefect, Master Franklin Bartels appealed to the University authorities and the Parent Teachers Association to provide the school with a Science Laboratory and Library to assist teaching and learning.
The past students of the school used the opportunity to launch an Endowment Fund for the School.