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12.06.2012 General News

Old Students Urged To Support Their Alma Mata

By Dominic Moses Awiah - Daily Graphic
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The Managing Director of Graphic Communication Group Limited (GCGL), Mr Kenneth Ashigbey, has asked old students to frequently visit their alma mata and assist those institutions.

That, he said, would contribute massively to the development of the country’s education.

He also called on the government to recognise the contribution of individuals and groups to the development of educational institutions in order to motivate them to do more to uplift teaching and learning in the country.

Mr Ashigbey said this at a programme organised by the 1988 Year Group of St Augustness College (APSU) at the weekend in Accra.

The programme, which was dubbed: ‘’ Aponkye Nkrakra,’’ attracted both past and current students of the school.

The occasion was also used to pay tribute to the memory of Mr Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, a Ghanaian resident in the USA who was killed by his American roommate, Alexander Kinyua. Mr Agyei-Kodie’s brains and heart were eaten by his roommate.

Mr Ashigbey said the government does not have the capacity and enough resources to provide quality education and that it was imperative for Ghanaians whose lives had been blessed by institutions to reciprocate the gesture.

“Instead of complaining about what the government has done or has not been able to do, we must all contribute our quota to ensure that the country’s education attains the level it deserves,’’ he said.

According to Mr Ashigbey who is also the President of the 1988 Year Group, the occasion was in preparation of the school’s 83rd anniversary to be celebrated in March, next year.

“We want to raise funds to help renovate a two-classroom block to support the students to ensure that they get access to facilities that will improve the standard and quality of education,’’ he said.

The President of the National Executive Council of APSU, Mr Charles Kofi Bucknor, said the purpose of the gathering was to hold a consultative meeting, particularly for the 1988 Year Group to set out their agenda for the school’s anniversary.

“This was also to celebrate the great union of the group. Most of us after school have not seen each other and we are using this occasion to reunite the brotherhood,’’ he said.

According to him, the group was committed to ensuring that they contribute immensely to the growth and success of the school. He stressed, “this expansion will pave way for others who aim at benefiting from the school to have access to it.”

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