AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Apr 18th, 2014 - 17:32:27 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 Video News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 FROM OUR TEAM
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 SPECIAL REPORTS
 Afsatu Kabba
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001
Email:
editor@news.sl
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

NEWS : Local News  

In Sierra Leone, Prince of Wales to Tackle Bad Exams’ Results
By Aruna Turay
Nov 3, 2009, 17:18
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

The Past Pupils Association (PPA) of one of Sierra Leone’s top secondary schools, the Prince of Wales, has vowed to address the alarming rate of failure of pupils in especially external examinations such as the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).


Pupils of the school have within the past four years performed below expectations in the aforesaid examinations.


The Past Pupils Association has on Saturday 31
st October 2009, during the celebrations of the schools 85th anniversary, unanimously agreed to meet and map out mechanisms to salvage this bad development.


This was disclosed by the President of the Past Pupils Association of the Prince of Wales Secondary School, Raymond Moshe Robert.


Mr. Moshe Robert said his organization is not pleased with the results that pupils are presently producing. He attributed the massive decline in the school’s standard to what he described as the attitudes of teachers towards their classroom duties. He pointed out that his organization, comprised of past pupils of the school, is tasked with the responsibility of intervening in situations of such in a bid to remedy the situation without further delay.

President Moshe Robert furthered that the association has already designed plans to be discussed with the school’s board in addressing the ugly scenario.


For him, the oldest serving past pupil of the school, Canon Rev. J.E Lusgrave-Davies expressed how proud he is to be a Princewalean. He said the Prince of Wales was established in 1925 when the Prince of Wales visited Sierra Leone. “At that time, I was only eight years old,” he pointed out, adding that he was admitted into the school in January 1930.


According to him, there were no more than twenty pupils in a class during their days in the school. He said overcrowding of pupils is a contributor to the production of poor results.


Earlier, the Principal Junior Secondary School (JSS) Prince of Wales School, Mr. Obrie Jones admonished the pupils on the importance of putting more interest towards their education. He called on them to continue to be good boys. 


An other address was delivered by one of the most respected alumni of the school, Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, who doubles as Sierra Leone’s only female newspaper publisher. In her address, she thanked the principals, teachers and present pupils for upholding the school’s good name. She expressed how proud she is to be a Princewalean, whilst explaining that she joined the school after going through five years of intense education at the Annie Walsh Memorial Secondary School. According to Dr. Blyden, she was enrolled in the school in 1987 into the Science Department, where there were only four girls among thousands of boys. Dr. Blyden however disclosed that she peacefully went through her upper six with her male colleagues. The woman publisher admonished the present pupils to be steadfast in their educational pursuit.


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
NEWS
Sierra Leone Politics: As they allegedly plotted that President Koroma ‘will no longer work for Sierra Leone’ & “will not rule any more”: Mutineers marked APC Ministers for death
Sierra Leone News: Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko opens its doors to guests
Sierra Leone News: Parliament Summons Health Minister on Ebola Update
EDITORIALS
Sierra Leone: APC Hopes for Youths might Get Damaged
But what of Detained Soldiers?
‘Blaming’ Dr. Sylvia Blyden the SEA, for Media Sanity!
FROM OUR TEAM
APOLOGY
Sierra Leone Police Must Explain the Detention of killed Pupil’s Dad!
Time to take Sierra Leone back from Lying Hate Mongers
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Ministry of Education Remains A Credible Institution of Government
Africa – a potential success story on the death penalty?
The Constitutional Review Process: How far, looming fears and media role
SPECIAL REPORTS
No articles available.
FEATURES
Facebook Threat - We will beat you & take you to Secret Bush in Kono
Amazing! JUJU Witch Attack on Sylvia Blyden’s House
1965 Public Order Act is an Excellent Law – SEA Blyden
ENTERTAINMENT
ALONZO : TALK ABOUT SALONE
PROFILES
Profile: Ismael Koroma, Sierra Leone Deputy Ambassador Designate
Profile of Late Dr. Joseph Sedu Mans
93 Years Old S. A. J. Pratt of Sierra Leone
THE ECONOMY
Sierra Leone Investment: Hon. Turay Cajoles UNESCO Investors
What does the deflating mining industry mean for Sierra Leone?
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
General Legal Council on Law School Exams
Happy Happy Birthday to you Ayodele Davies
WAMA, WAMI End Joint Multilateral Surveillance Mission to Sierra Leone
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
No articles available.
ADVERTISEMENTS
RECRUITMENT OF A GENERAL MANAGER FOR TRANSCO CLSG
Central Medical Stores Compound New Englandville
SATIRE
SLPP, be Grateful to Lt. Maada Bio
SLAJ is Fighting Everybody..!
HAVE SOME FUN!! Rude Boy Apologises to Judiciary & Educates SLAJ’s ‘small boys’!

Copyright © 2005 - 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net