Ghanaian Chronicle

Calvary Hillcrest celebrates 9th Speech and Prize Giving Day

Date published: August 22, 2012

One of the fast-growing private schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis, Calvary Hillcrest International School, on Tuesday, celebrated its 9th Speech and Prize Giving Day in grand style, as parents and guardians applauded pupils and toddlers for showing great talent in poetry recital and choreography.

The anniversary took place at the Centre for National Culture (CNC), where the hall was filled to capacity.

The Guest Speaker for the occasion, Professor Albert AddoQuaye, Dean of Graduate Students at Central University, who spoke on the theme: “Science in Private Basic Education-The lifeline for national development,” said science and technology were vital for the development of the country, and appealed to Ghana Education Service to adopt new methods of teaching science in the basic and secondary schools.

He noted that the current approach in teaching science, where pupils and students engaged in chew and pour, did not augur well for the country’s quest for science and technology advancement.

He, therefore, called for the practical teaching of science and technology if the country should move forward in its quest to achieve scientific knowledge.

He said, judging from the investment made so far by the proprietor of the school on science equipment, the pupils were expected to acquire knowledge in science.

The Headmaster of the school, Mr. Paul KobinaEssandoh, said the school was established in 1999, and it had grown to become one of the best private schools in the country.

He said, in September, the school would open its Junior High School department, and commended the teaching and non-teaching staff for their dedication to work, which had made it one of the prestigious schools in the Cape Coast metropolis.


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