The National President of the Tarkwa Secondary School Past Students Association, Mrs Hannah Korangteng has underscored the need for past student associations to work towards ensuring the development of their institutions
She said they should not just be spectators in the development of their schools but assume active roles to make the schools centres of excellence.
“You cannot be elites and forget your roots, you owe your alma maters tons of gratitude for training and moulding you during your stay on campus
Mrs Korangteng was speaking at a ceremony to elect a new executive body of the 1990-year group of the school to steer the affairs of the association for the next three years.
She noted the school was not reaping optimum benefit from the old students and urged them to be functional and supportive and appealed to them to make sacrifices and collaborate with other year groups to help develop the school.
The association had Issa Salifu Taylor elected as President, Ama Kyereba Hanson as First Vice President, Michael Oppong
A constitution that would guide the operations of the association was reviewed and adopted by members present during the event.
Mrs Korangteng called on the newly elected executives to serve with diligence and humility.
The President of the 1990 -year group, Mr Issa Taylor, noted that the group had contributed to the provision of two boreholes in the school to help alleviate the problem of water supply to the school.
He said the group had also undertaken projects such as the refurbishment of the school's library, as well as the provision of books, computers and its accessories for the school.
He gave the assurance of the group's commitment in undertaking some other projects to promote academic excellence in the school.