Religious sanity, hard work are prerequisite for academic excellence – Dr. Afram
Dr Sam Afram, Associated Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, over the weekend stated that religious sanity and hard work were prerequisite for academic excellence.
He has therefore asked students to be disciplined and study hard to enable them achieve academic excellence.
Professor Afram was speaking at the 71st speech and prize giving day of Aggrey Memorial Zion Senior High School under the theme, “Religious sanity and hard work prerequisite for academic excellence”
He asked the students to give equal attention to religious activities as well as the courses they were pursuing.
He deplored the situation where religion was becoming “anathema in this modern day world”, stressing that “gone are the days when religion was revered so much and it helped shape lives”.
Now the mention of religion brings echoes and visions of conflict of one religion against another. Worldwide extremists were using religion to wreck mayhem on the world and population at large”.
Mr Afram advised the students not to indulge in occultism which he described as a dangerous practice.
He commended the present administration of the school for chalking fantastic results in the West African school examination held in 2011 of which the school scored 97 per cent.
In his annual report the Headmaster, Mr Akwasi Amoah Amoantwi, said out of a total of 500 candidates presented for the examination, 498 passed in five or more subjects out of 499 students who actually took the examination, a significant improvement of 3.45 per cent over the previous year’s results.
He appealed to GETFund administration to consider the school when providing infrastructure to schools.