The Headmaster of the St Augustine’s College in Cape Coast, Mr Joseph Connel, has lauded the high educational standard set by the founding fathers of the college, saying it remains steadfast.
He said the solid foundation on which the college was established, which thrived on moral and character development of the individual, was being vigorously sustained.
The headmaster stated this at a dinner dance organised to mark the Golden Jubilee of the 1971 Year Group of the college (APSU’71) at Elmina.
As part of the celebration, the past students organised a series of programmes, which included table tennis, draft, playing of cards, among other games.
The group also donated a Yamaha PSR 4000 electronic organ, a LED television and melodica to the school.
Mr Connel said the congenial environment created by past students, staff and students had helped to make the college one of the best educational institutions in the country, stressing for instance that the immense contribution of APSU’71 to the college, which helped in the development of the institution as well as the students, was commendable.
He stated: “Past students are a blessing to the college and without their support, things would have been bad academically.”
The headmaster also lauded Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom (APSU’71) for donating a dormitory block to the college, adding, “Dr Nduom’s House has become a tourist attraction centre and everyone wants to see it.”
The President of APSU’ 71, Mr Patrick Anumel, said the group had initiated some development programmes to make life more comfortable for the students.
While popping the champagne and toasting to the health of group members, Dr Nduom said he was proud to belong to APSU’ 71 and proposed a “Toast to friendship, good health, life, hope and companionship”.
In a related development, the Chaplain of the college, Rev. Father Patrick Godfred Appiah, urged students to lead spiritual lives and asked the Lord to strengthen them to complete their programmes.