“We may not leave the MBHS decked with buntings but we shall not leave her in rags. We shall uphold her, we shall protect her, we shall maintain the kept height. Though the tilling may be long and late the fruit we know will ripen as we toil and wait.” This was how the Principal of the Methodist Boy’s High School, Mr Nathaniel A. Pearce ended his monumental address to the school during their Speech Day and Prize-Giving Ceremony which was among the celebrations of the school’s 134th Anniversary.
The Prize Giving Ceremony was held on Thursday 10th April at the school grounds, Kissy Mess Mess.
The Principal during his address to the school, accepted that a lot has changed within the 134 years of the existence of the Methodist Boy’s High School and that some of those changes have agreed with them and some others have either caused them to transform through a process of incomplete metamorphosis or forced them completely into what may seem alien conditions.
Mr Pearce qualified this when he added that each new day new metaphors of change spring up like mushrooms and crowd out of their system time honored practices and respected traditions.
The Principal further outlined that the texture of social behavior and practices have changed considerably and the occupational hazards of educationists has increased to self destructive proportions and coupled with astronomical numbers in classes, teacher incompetence and absence of commitment among service providers within the educational sector.
Mr Pearce went on to outline the school report for the period of April 2007 to March 2008.
He pointed out that the school was fraught with a very large ever growing and unmanageable pupil population, the inability and sometimes willful failure of parents and guardians to equip their children and wards adequately for learning, a general anti-establishment syndrome of lethargy among their pupils, the unprofessional and mercenary intentions in some of their staff and general disillusionment within the profession.
The principal also added that neighbors of their community continue to vandalize, encroach into their property and even deface structures.
Mr Pearce announced that there is improvement in the WASCE and BECE results.
He also took time to acknowledge The Ministry of Education, PTA, The Noble Barns, The Chriskovan Relief Foundation MT Olivet UMC of Maryland USA, GOAL, PLAN International MBHS Band, The Principal of Theological College and Church Training Center-Rev. Olivia Wesley and numerous other organizations for their epic support to the school.