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13.11.2005 Regional News

Students advised to strive to achieve excellence

By GNA
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Cape Coast, Nov. 13, GNA - Mr J E K Aggrey-Orleans a former Ambassador of Ghana to the United Kingdom, on Saturday advised students of Mfantsipim School to let the moral vision of discipline and the tradition of striving to achieve excellence be their guiding principles. He said those traits if well pursued would help them in times of distress and embolden them with moral courage to mould their conduct in dignity and integrity.

Mr Aggrey-Orleans, an old boy and the guest of honour at the 129th Speech and Prize-giving Day of the school cautioned students against acts of indiscipline and urged them to avail themselves of the opportunity of excellent training being offered them for them to be distinctive in all their future endeavours.

He said the quality of training, upbringing and pastoral care they received from the school had shaped their lives as old boys and this had reflected positively in their various fields.

"Our dedication to public duty and every sphere of our lives is a testimony to that fact", he declared adding: "Our sense of unsleeping integrity and loyalty to the vision inculcated in us remains unflinching".

Mr Roji Baitie, Chief Executive Officer of TRANSEL Ghana, advised the students to lead exemplary lives and avoid any acts that would cast a slur on the school.

He said excellence was the hallmark of Mfantsipim School and that they should strive to achieve it in addition to discipline to encourage others to desire to attend Mfantsipim School.

Mr Crosby Ashun, Headmaster, in his report said the 2004 SSCE results showed a remarkable improvement over that of the previous year and said the school's challenge was to sustain it.

Earlier, the I975/85 year groups had presented the keys of a mechanized borehole drilled at a cost of 80 million cedis and a 360 million cedis ultra modern computer centre constructed by the two year-groups to Mr Ashun.

Mr Divine Akaba, president of the 1985 year-group in a brief presentation pledged that the set would further assist a library project being constructed by the school with 1,000 bags of cement. Mr Kwaku Twum-Baah, former government statistician chaired the function and called on students to learn harder and endeavour to achieve excellence.

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