Mrs Nanor, who was inducted by the Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana (Somanya Diocese), Rt. Rev. Alfred Nii Okai Aryeetey as the first past student to rise to that level, gave an assurance to help position the school as one of the best second-cycle institutions in the country.
At her induction service, she said she would make the school a world-class Senior High School whose traditions and systems other schools could learn from.
With the pass rate of the school improving from 8% in 2018 to 34.2% in 2019, the new headmistress is convinced she is on the right path towards realizing her goal towards fulfilling the trust parents had in the school by enrolling their wards there.
“Every student who is leaving this school should leave with an enviable certificate. We aim to be within the [grade] A and C, no D7, no E8 so that they can move to higher heights and it has reflected in our results this year,” Mrs. Nanor said. “Last year, only eight per cent qualified for the tertiary [institution] but this year, 34.2% qualified to go to the tertiary [institutions].
Upon assumption of office on 1st June, 2018, the new headmistress together with the Parent-Teacher Association raised an amount of Ghc 54,000 to purchase four hundred and fifty mono desks for the students.
The school under her supervision has also eliminated the practice of teaching and learning under canopies and in the school’s assembly hall by constructing a four-unit classroom block in two pavilions from the development levy provided by the government.
She is, however, appealing to the government to assist the school to put up dormitory blocks for the school. Her appeal arises out of her conviction that accommodating students on campus offers school authorities better supervision over them.
“Every school if you want to perform and perform very well academically, then we should have boarding facilities because for the day students, checking them in the evenings when they leave the school is a problem, nobody monitors them in town so we need boarding facilities for both boys and girls,” she averred.
She also appealed to the government to tar the road network in the school to befit its status as a senior high school. She commended the MCE for supplying laterite worth Ghc 18000 towards resurfacing the road network of the school.
She said the government through the MCE is currently undertaking the construction of a two-storey, 12-unit classroom block which she described as an emergency intervention project.
Mrs. Benefo added that since her appointment in June this year, she had received immense assistance from the Municipal Chief Executive For The Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly, Simon Kweku Tetteh who provided the school with various logistics and infrastructure including street lights, computer sets, laterite, a water closet toilet facility, classroom blocks, etc.
Mrs. Nanor’s vision of the school include creating a conducive teaching and learning environment that gives a holistic training to her students for high academic and moral excellence.
This, she added can be achieved through her core values.
“My vision in MAKROSEC include creating a conducive teaching and learning environment that gives a holistic training to my students for high academic and moral excellence,” said Mrs. Nanor. “This can be achieved through my core values such as the fear of God, respect, integrity, commitment, excellence, transparency, teamwork and above all, discipline.
The slogans, “’ Discipline - our hallmark’, ‘operation - teach and learn’ and ‘operation – litter not’ are slogans introduced by the new headmistress as part of her strategies towards moving MAKROSEC from the current level to enviable heights.
She began her basic education by enrolling at the Asesewa L/A Primary School and later proceeded to the Manya Krobo secondary school, (MAKROSEC) at Odumase Krobo in 1981 and then to the Presbyterian Teacher Training College (Ashanti Agogo) between 1992 and 1995.
She holds a Diploma in Agricultural Science Education and BED Degree in Agricultural Science respectively from the University of Education, Winneba, Mampong campus.
She also holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Management from the University of Education, Winneba Campus.
At the induction ceremony to usher the new head into office, the Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana (Somanya Diocese), Rt. Rev. Alfred Nii Okai Aryeetey said the expectation of the church, as well as that of the education authorities, as the new head took office was high, and entreated both the teaching and non-teaching staffs to give her their maximum support and co-operation.
Municipal Chief Executive for Lower Manya Krobo, Simon Kweku Tetteh while whipping up support for the inductee by urging all and sundry to support her, assured her of his commitment to support her in the administration of the school.
The MCE, himself a past student, has already completed the construction of a 12-unit classroom block and ongoing construction works on another 6-unit classroom block at the school, initiatives he cited as proof of his dedication to the cause of the development of MAKROSEC.
Mr. Tetteh who was convinced that Manya Krobo Senior High School was gradually moving towards a Grade ‘A’ school, challenged Mrs. Nanor to achieve a lot of successes to set as a benchmark for future female heads of the school to emulate.
He used the opportunity to announce the establishment of a Ghc 82000 scholarship scheme for tertiary students in the municipality.
Nene Djasetse Djabatey II, Djasetse of Korletsom who represented the Konor of Manya Krobo, Nene Sackitey II charged the new headmistress, who is a Krobo indigene to serve the school diligently as a good ambassador of Kroboland and bring honour to the land.
On his part, Parent Teacher Association Chairman of the school, Mr. Edward K. Amanor while congratulating the new headmistress on her appointment said good governance and leadership were inalienable virtues required for the successful running of such an institution.
Mr. Amanor who described Mrs. Nanor as hardworking assured her of their support whenever the need arises.
Executive Member of the Manya Krobo Old Students Association, Samuel Opata who also congratulated Mrs. Nanor on her appointment as the first old student of the school to head MAKROSEC was hopeful that she would live up to the expectation.
Mr. Opata assured her of the committed support of the old students to ensure that she succeeds. Read Full Story