The 1998 Year Group of the Accra Academy Senior High School has presented 400 literature books to the school as part of activities marking the group’s 20 years anniversary celebrations.
The books, which included 100 copies each of Poco-a-Poco, Things Fall Apart, The Shark and Animal Farm, were donated to the school to augment the stocks of books at the school’s library.
Besides the donation, a mentorship programme was also held to orient the students towards making open-minded decisions on their education, career development and how to invest in relevant areas of information to empower them towards their future goals.
Importance of secondary education
At a short ceremony on the school’s premises last Friday, the President of the Accra Academy 1998 Year Group, Mr Mohammed-Rufai Wuni, said the relevance of education in contemporary times demanded that students took their studies seriously so they could live a meaningful life after graduation.
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He said secondary education had become so important that it was the most treasured privilege that one could have.
“It is extremely important for an individual’s mental and social growth. Education in general is very important and everybody must get access to basic education right from their childhood”, Mr Wuni added.
He urged the students to be good ambassadors and continue to make the school proud when they got the opportunity
Mr Wuni outlined some activities for the month-long celebration including a donation to families of former schoolmates who died during the past 20 years and a donation to some selected orphanages.
In addition, he mentioned that there would be a fun day where lots of events would be staged with the side attraction being the football match between Accra Academy 1998 Year Group and the 1998 Year Group of the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School (PRESEC), Legon.
“We will climax our activities with old school songs from 1996 to 1998 and a thanksgiving service” he said.
The Headmaster of the school, Rev. William Foli Garr, who received the donation, thanked the old students for the gesture.
He advised the current students not to take their stay on campus for granted but rather, make sure that they became better people after they had left the school.
Mr Garr took the opportunity to express appreciation to other year groups for their support over the years.