The Mangoase Senior High School in the Akuapem North District in the Eastern Region yesterday launched its 22nd anniversary and maiden speech and prize-giving day.
The week-long event will begin from November 25 to 30, 2013 with various activities.
Activities billed for the celebration include the homecoming of old students, a clean-up exercise, donation, float, fun games and fanfare, and would be climaxed with a speech and prize-giving day.
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Previous attempts by board of governors of the school to organise the school’s speech and prize-giving days had always fallen through due to several challenges facing the institution.
Pursuing quality education
Launching the anniversary, the Eastern Regional Director of Education, Ms Adriana Kandilige, appealed to the students to refrain from activities that could destroy their future aspirations.
“To the teachers, I plead with you to be diligent in the discharge of your duties to help raise the image of this school, she appealed to the teachers.
The school’s Board Chairman, Mr Ransford Tetteh, stated that the management of the school had chosen “Pursuing quality education in the face of daunting challenges” as the theme for the occasion.
He was optimistic that the maiden speech and prize-giving day would mark a turning point for the rapid progress of the community school, located in a deprived farming community.
Mr Tetteh, who is also the Editor of the Daily Graphic, advised the students to be diligent in their studies in order to excel in their academic work.
“It does not matter whether or not you have the best teachers; what matters most is the effort you put in your studies each day, he stated.
Mr Tetteh reminded the students to be mindful of the huge resources their parents were committing into their education and urged them not to allow such investment to be in vain.
He personally pledged to offer scholarship to a student who would be enrolled into the school with good results.
“I have spoken to the proprietor of the school and he has assured me that he will also give out two scholarships to students who also gained admission into the school with good grades,” he added.
The Headmaster of the school, Mr S. Nyarko Agyiri, gave the historical background of the community school, and called on stakeholders to help build the institution.
The ceremony was used to introduce the school’s new cloth for the event.
By Nana Konadu Agyeman/Daily Graphic/Ghana