05.04.2005 Regional News

Richard Akwei Memorial School chalks 75

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Accra, April 5, GNA - Ghanaians have been urged to support and contribute to the development of their old schools, societies, communities and the nation for the advancement of the society irrespective of their social standing, religious and partisan affiliation.

Mr Daniel Okai, Chairman of the School Management Committee (SMC) of the Richard Akwei Memorial School at Galloway in Accra, made the call at the weekend when he meet some former students of the School in Accra to discuss the launching of the 75th anniversary of the School, which falls in October this year.

Mr Okai, alias Tosa, an old student of the School called on the former students to play active roles in the celebration to project the vision of the Founder after whom the institution is named to turn out young people equipped with knowledge to contribute to development and for their personal well-being.

He asked them to pay regular visits to the School and to contribute to the development of their Alma Mata, adding that, "such visits will encourage the present students to maintain the high standard set in the past and we will serve as their role models".

Mr Okai, who is also the Odododiodoo Constituency Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), expressed the hope that they would ensure the participation of as many old students as possible in activities marking the anniversary.

The SMC Chairman asked them to attend meetings of the Richard Akwei Memorial Old Students Association (RAMOSA) regularly to plan activities to ensure a successful anniversary.

Mr Ebenezer Torsu, a member of staff who is also an old student of the School appealed to the RAMOSA members to be careful, saying, "We would like to see you alive to support our school".

He reminded them of the School's pledge "I vow to make my school a first class one by playing my part well in all things at all times, in all places" and play their parts well to ensure honour for their School. The School was founded in October 1930 as the Gold Coast National School but renamed Ghana National School on the country's attainment of Independent in 19 57 and Richard Akwei Memorial School after the death of the founder.

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