The Light of the World School Complex at New Aplaku in Accra has rounded off its 20th anniversary with a series of activities.
Programmes for the week-long celebrations included the main launch of the event, what-do-you-know contests for the primary and junior high school (JHS) departments, a gospel rock show, cooking competition, soccer contests and fun games for both old and current students.
The rest are a bonfire event, thanksgiving service and a beach party for the old students.
The 20th anniversary celebrations were jointly organised by the school and members of the old students association; the Light of the World School Old Students Association (LIWOSA).
The school was founded by Mrs Esther Hamilton, a former headmistress of the Apam Senior High School, in 1998 with four children. From humble beginnings, it has produced graduates who can be found in sectors of the country.
Commenting on the event, the President of the LIWOSA, Mr Khalid Shabir, said 20 years in the life of a school such as Light of the World was worth celebrating, in view of the quality education it had given to those who had passed through it.
He said apart from the high academic performance, one other key attribute of the school was discipline which was instilled in the students, adding that the headmistress of the school, Mrs Hamilton, a disciplinarian, was the brain behind the successes chalked up by the school.
“This school provided me with the best memories I have had in my entire educational life. I always feel some attachment to it because it groomed me to pick up certain qualities to be able to perform out there.
“Over here, it is very competitive - the discipline is there and Mama is always pushing you to be law-abiding and perform well academically. So, when you go out there it is like you are first among equals. We are grateful to her for moulding us to become great people impacting society in all sectors,” he said.
Mr Shabir pointed out that training the old students received while in school had prepared them adequately for any challenge in life.
For his part, the Deputy Organiser of LIWOSA, Mr Kofi Archer, said the discipline instilled in the students had helped them a lot since it enabled them to compete effectively wherever they found themselves.
“When you leave this school you would have the confidence to speak because in class the teachers encourage you to contribute in class. They help to build your confidence level,” he said.