Kyebi (E/R), June, 15, GNA - The Old Students Association of the Abuakwa State College has inducted four members to the Council of Distinguished Alumni (CODA) of the association.
The induction was done on Saturday and it attracted scores of old students.
CODA is the highest body of the association and is made up of old students who have distinguished themselves in academic and social life after completing Abuakwa State College.
The four members are Mr Stanley A Twum-Barima, a journalist and a distinguished writer, Mrs Rhodaline Baafour Gyimah, a journalist, Mr Samuel Antwi Darkwa, a retired public servant and consultant and Mr Edward Osei Nsenkyire, Chairman of the Forestry Commission.
Inducting them the General Secretary of the Association, Dr Ankomah Kwakye, commended them for their contribution to socio-political and economic development of Ghana over the years.
He said the four had distinguished themselves as “true sons and daughter” of Ghana and the entire African continent, hence their inclusion in the council.
Other members of the council include the Okyehene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, Mr Akenten Appiah Menka, an industrialist, Wing Commander Charles Osafo Addo (RTD), who is the Chairman the Board of Governors of the school and Professor Kinsley Botwe Asante.
Other members are Dr Jacob K Kwakye Maafo, a private medical practitioner, Reverend (Lt. Col.) Kwasi Oteng, Dr Kwaku Osafo, Mrs Matilda Amponsah and Mr Benjamin Asonaba Dapaah.
The Headmaster of the school, Mr Vincent Aninagyei, commended members of the association for their contribution to the infrastructural development of the school over the years.
He said the school's performance in both the Senior School Certificate Examination and the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination over the past five yeas had been quite creditable and encouraging.
Mr Aninagyei said in spite of all those achievements; the school was faced with myriads of problems including lack of dormitories to accommodate the over increasing student population and accommodations for staff.