Omega Schools, now part of the Rising Academy Network, has honoured students across its network who excelled during the recent Basic Education Certificate Examination.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the venue was relocated from the Oblogo park, where the 6th March celebrations are routinely carried out, to the Omega Schools Head Office in Kasoa, with a smaller gathering following the mandatory safety protocol.
In all, a total of eight students who scored single-digits were each presented with a citation and a monetary prize for their performance.
Speaking to Citi News, the Chief Executive Officer of Rising Academies is optimistic that the achievement of the students would serve as an example for other students to emulate.
“Today, I am hugely proud of what these students have achieved, and I hope it will motivate other students in Ghana and the rest of our networks across Africa,” Paul Skidmore said.
“I hope that there would be more students and parents choosing our schools as a result of our achievement,” the Chief Executive Officer said.
While presenting the awards to the students, the Chief Executive Officer, urged them to take particular interest in maths and science education and also practice consistently.
“As students, you have to work hard in English and Maths education because they are the keys to unlocking your performance in all other subjects”, the CEO said, urging students to develop consistent strategies to master these subjects.
The Managing Director of Omega Schools said the achievement of the students who scored single digits has helped the overall performance of the school chain compared with the national average.
“Currently, the efficacy of our educational model is measured by the excellent student’s performance in the Basic Education Certificate Examination”, Alain Guy Tanefo said.
He noted that Omega Schools is a chain of 32 low-cost private schools, offering basic education in line with the National Curriculum, across several regions (Greater Accra as well as Central and Eastern regions).
“We work hand in hand with the Government and its agencies. We are committed to following the Government’s policies and regulations in delivering quality education at an affordable price”, the Managing Director said.
Speaking on behalf of the awardees, Tyrone Marghuy, who scored aggregate 6 and was placed at Achimota School, was grateful to the management for the ceremony in their honor.
“Achieving this feat has not been easy, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced us all to stay home for over 100 days. Yet still, with proper coordination by the Government authorities, the Management at Omega, and our parents, added to the self-determination of the students, we have been able to excel”, Tyrone Marghuy said.