*Bring Back National Spelling Bee Competition – Theolina Academy*
The Proprietress of Theolina Academy, Mrs Paulina Asante-Adika has appealed to government, the Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education and all stakeholders in the education sector to reinstate the “National Spelling Bee” competition.
According to Mrs Asante-Adika, the “Spelling Bee Competition” was one of the important competitive programme in basic schools which builds the spelling ability of children, builds their confidence level and also develops their intelligence quotient.
Mrs Asante-Adika made this appeal during Theolina Academy’s Achievers Day Maiden Graduation at New York in Ashaiman.
The Maiden Graduation Ceremony of Theolina Academy attracted children from other neighbouring schools, teachers, parents, dignitaries as well as well wishers in and outside Ashaiman.
The most spectacular of all of the activities marking the Maiden Graduation Ceremony was the performances of kids in the school.
During the performance session, there were poetry recitals in both French and English, drama, modelling, musical dance amidst asking questions and answers among others.
The selected pupils performed creditably to the admiration of all. As a result of this, the gathering as well as onlookers could not hold their pride and joy in the children than to shower on them money and other amazing gifts.
The Founder of Theolina Academy who is a motivational speaker and also a teacher in a senior high school, Mr Theophilus Adika who was impressed with the performance of the kids called on parents to invest their wards education in order to bring out the talents in them for the benefit of the family and the nation at large.
He further made a passionate appeal to all and sundry to ensure that, their wards are part of Theolina Academy since the school has a lot to offer.
“If you want your child to be counted among one of the best in all fields, then the best school to enroll your ward is Theolina Academy”. Mr Theophilus Adika stressed.
In a speech read on behalf of the Special Guest of Honour, Dr Daniel Agbeko, who is a Senior Lecturer and Director for Business Development at the Regent University also urged parents to nature the talents in their wards.
He added that, the highest qualification on earth is not the key to success but the exploitation of one’s God’s given talent is what makes one successful.
He tasked all students to start doing something small whilst in school and God will make it fruitful so they do not become job seekers but rather employers.
The pupils who excelled were presented with awards whilst all the graduands were given certificates.
Theolina Academy started with three kids and three teaching staff on Wednesday 7th September, 2011.
The school is currently seven years old and has progressed at a gradual pace with a population of one hundred and forty eight with ten teaching staff and three non teaching staff.
The school is made up of Creche to KG Two forming the Pre-school and classes 1-4 which forms the basic school.
However, in a month’s time, the school will usher in class 5.
The mission of Theolina Academy is to provide quality but affordable education in God fearing manner to all in a conducive environment. The academy is also aspiring to be a leading provider of basic education in the country.
To be able to achieve the school’s vision, various plans are being rolled out which include forming Mathematics and Science Clubs to enhance effective teaching and learning of the subjects.
So as to accommodate the growing number of pupils in the school, the school has secured some parcel of land for development.
It is also making a provision for a school bus to take care of transporting children who are far away from the school.
Since the motto of the school is “Foundation for Future Scholars”, it is putting in place all the necessary measures to ensure that, every child in the custody of the school’s management, get the best of basic education.
*A Report by Bismark Adika*