School has chal­lenges

The Rep - - THE REP SCHOOLS - By Sapokazi Zongo

ASHORTAGE of teach­ers, text books, learner and teacher sup­port ma­te­rial and drug and sub­stance abuse were the chal­lenges faced by Kwa-Ko­mani Com­pre­hen­sive School this year, prin­ci­pal Vic­tor Pakade said in an in­ter­view with The Rep this week.

“Other chal­lenges we man­aged to deal with, but gen­er­ally in any school en­vi­ron­ment there will al­ways be chal­lenges that test your char­ac­ter as a school,” he said.

Pakade said pupils par­tic­i­pated in a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties this year from sport, arts and cul­ture events to sci­ence pro­grams or­gan­ised by in­sti­tu­tions of higher learn­ing.

The school has ap­pointed new heads of depart­ment and put in place a new School Gov­ern­ing Body (SGB) which con­sists of some of the old SGB mem­bers.

“I thank my staff for trust­ing me as their prin­ci­pal for with­out them noth­ing can be suc­cess­ful.”

He also thanked the out­go­ing SGB, the com­mu­nity, the min­is­ters’ fra­ter­nal, the ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment, other gov­ern­ment de­part­ments and busi­ness peo­ple who oc­ca­sion­ally do­nated to the school.

“I wish all my ma­tric pupils the best, may the hard work­ing ones get the best re­sults and those who will not make it I wish them strength to rise and try again. Hope­fully our re­sults will be bet­ter than last year.”

The school ob­tained a 63% pass rate last year.

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