The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, on Friday, June 18, 2021, paid a visit to the Pentecost Senior High School (PENSEC) located at Bremang in the Ashanti Region as part of his two-week working visit to the churches in Greater Kumasi.
The Headmaster, Elder Albert Mensah, led the Chairman to inspect works on the ongoing Girls’ Dormitory Block project funded by the General Headquarters of the church. He also inspected an art exhibition by the Visual Arts Department of the School.
In his address, the headmaster revealed that the school started in 2006 as a private school. It was, however, absorbed in 2017 by the government of Ghana under the Free SHS policy. As a result, the school currently has a student population of 1,700 with 80 teaching and 16 non-teaching staff.
Mr. Mensah said that PENSEC was ranked the 10th best performing Senior High School in the Ashanti Region in the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
He also expressed hope that by 2022 the school would have attained a boarding-house status.
Addressing staff and students of the school, Apostle Eric Nyamekye disclosed that when he was an Executive Council member and Area Head for Koforidua in 2017, he strongly advocated for the church to partner with the government in managing the Pentecost Senior High Schools which was dwindling in student enrolment at that time. He was thankful to God for the fruits of the collaboration the church had with the government. He added that PENSEC is part of the ‘possessing the nations’ agenda of the church. This is because, as students undergo training in school, they are expected to become agents of transformation wherever they find themselves.
The Chairman encouraged the teaching staff to exert much effort in their work to make PENSEC-Kumasi a ‘Grade A’ school, stressing that the greatness of the schools largely depends on the teachers. He also encouraged every teacher to have an attitudinal change by focusing on the future and not just the now (present situation).
To the students, he said that “life can be meaningful depending on how you do it.” He also advised them to take their assignments seriously, make good use of time spent on campus and avoid bad friends. “In this way, you will become proud when you receive your WASSCE results in the end,” he added.
Apostle Nyamekye was accompanied by Apostle Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua (Vice-Chancellor, Pentecost University), Apostle Samuel Antwi (New Tafo Area Head) and the New Tafo area pastorate.
Report by Franklin Kumi Lartey (PENSA TS, Asokwa Sector)