The University of Ghana branch of the Volta Regional Students’ Association (VORSA), in their Homecoming Celebration visited some selected Senior High Schools in the Keta and Hohoe Municipalities of the Volta Region to interact with students and motivate them.
On Thursday, the participants visited Abor and Afiadenyigba Senior High Schools in Keta and on Friday, the Schools visited include Alavanyo Senior High Technical School, Alavanyo E.P Technical Vocational Institute, Hohoe E.P Senior High School and Akpafu Senior High Technical School in the Hohoe Municipal Assembly.
In each school, the students were taken through topics such as Time Management, Career Guidance and Development, Scholarship Opportunities and Courses offered at the Universities, Teenage Pregnancy among others.
The President of VORSA, Mr. Daniel Walters Abusah, in an interview with Heritage FM noted that, the program was aimed at educating and motivating the SHS students to know the opportunities and programs available and the need to further their studies.
Mr. Abusah urged teachers to make time for their students and take the efforts to study and understand their weakness and capabilities in order to guide them with the selection of courses to be undertaken in the tertiary institutions.
He cautioned the students against selecting a life career outside their passion, as they could only put out their best when they were comfortable and believed in themselves.
The President further called for rejuvenation of the counseling units of schools, since most of the students seem to be confused on the kind of courses to pursue to earn their dream careers.
He thanked the sponsors; Hon. John Peter Amewu, the MP for Hohoe Constituency and Minister for Railway Development, Hon. Angela Alorwu-Tay, the MP for Afadjato South Constituency, Hon. Lydia Seyram Alhasan, the MP for Ayawaso West Wuagon Constituency who double as a Co-Patron of the Association and Hon. Kwame Dzidzorli Gakpey, the MP for Keta Constituency. The VORSA Homecoming program is organised annually as a means to contribute their quota towards enhancing education and development in the region.
The School authorities were overwhelmed and thanked the group that the program will be beneficial to the students which would translate on their academic performance.
Some of the students who spoke to Heritage FM after the program thanked the group for the opportunity and are hopeful it will encourage them to study hard.