Regional News of Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Koforidua, Nov. 19, GNA - Former students of Pope John's Junior Seminary and Senior High School (POJOSS) working with the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), have presented a cash of GH¢10,000 to help their alma mater to carry out a number of development projects. Initiated by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt. Gen. J.B. Danquah, who is an old boy of the school, the donation was to supplement efforts to address the infrastructural challenges in the school. A Lecturer at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Lt-Col William Omane Agyekum, who made the presentation on behalf of the CDS said the cash donation was the fulfilment of a desire by the old students of POJOSS in GAF to assist the school. He gave the assurance of their preparedness to continue to support POJOSS in diverse ways that would enable the school to maintain its enviable status as one of the best second cycle institutions in the country.
Major Baidoo Acheampong, an Assistant Director-General in charge of Planning and Development at the General Headquarters of GAF, asked the students to stick to their books and avoid behaviours that could put them in jeopardy. He said the essence of education was to mould responsible citizens, who would become meaningful participants in the nation's development effort and not truants whose actions would harm the nation's reputation. Mr Larweh Odenteh, Headmaster of the school, was full of praise of the yeoman's effort of the CDS and other old students in the GAF to help raise the image of the school. 19 Nov. 08