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The Vakpo Senior High School (SHS) in the Volta Region has performed remarkably in this year’s West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE), placing an enviable First position among all SHSs in the region.
In an exclusive interview, the principal of the school, Charles Apreku, said this year’s performance is a sharp turnaround in the history of the school since its establishment some 53 years ago.
He revealed that 312 candidates registered and sat for the 2018/2019 WASSCE examination and the outcome has been very encouraging.
He expressed delight over the performance, stating that eight, comprising three girls and five boys out of 312 students who sat for the exams gained scholarship to pursue higher education at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He said two others also made it to the University of Ghana, legon.
Apreku asserted that the result enabled the school to be graded in category “B” due to its representing 100% passes, instead of its initial category “D” grade.
Throwing more light on what accounted for their success, the principal of Vakpo SHS revealed that, strict discipline and holistic measures were put in place to propel the image of the school to an appreciable state.
He also mentioned among others the quality of the teachers for the various subjects, time consciousness, principal supervision as the other factors.
He added that guidance, counselling and cooperation among the chiefs and the community have yielded the positive transformational results.
Vakpo Senior High School currently has a population of 1,326 students, 89 and 47 teaching and non teaching staffs respectively.
On the issue of the double track system, Apreku said 516 students were posted to the school, including 269 girls and 247 boys.
He however revealed that the school lack infrastructure, and does not have enough class rooms, though the double track system seeks to reduce that problem.
Source: Deborah Dzivenu