Although the 2015/2016 academic year is still in progress, the Ganta United Methodist High School (GUMS) recently honored about 110 students for academic excellence.
The Principal of the school, Reverend Roger Domah, said honoring the students was his administration’s way of encouraging them to continue to ‘study hard.’
“The exercise is to also encourage their fellow students to study hard to earn the academic laurels for themselves,” Rev. Domah told the Daily Observer at the awards ceremony.
He said because of the school’s strict academic policy, students have resolved to study hard and remain focused on their lessons.
“We honored students who obtained grade point averages of 85 percent and above.” Domah said the school decided to honor about 110 students who attained the required grade point averages out of 769 students.
The honorees included students from kindergarten to grade 12. They received certificates of appreciation for their achievements during the 1st semester.
Regional Education officer, George S. S. Wuo, who served as keynote speaker, encouraged the honorees to redouble their efforts to continue receiving awards for excellent work.
He also urged other students who did not meet the requirement to study hard and copy the examples set by their colleagues.
The Ganta United Methodist School is one of the leading schools in Ganta, with a large enrolment of students. Its administration had earlier threatened to demote students, who do not perform well in their studies.