Regional News of Thursday, 28 February 2013
The 1995 Senior Secondary School (SSS) batch of the Bishop Herman Old Boys Union (BHOBU) has donated items valued at Gh¢250 and a sum of Gh¢1000 to an ailing former headmaster of the school, Rev. Fr Justin Danso.
The donation was to mark the 20th anniversary of the entry of the group into the school.
Rev. Danso, a well-known disciplinarian, who was headmaster of the school from 1991-1998, is currently battling an undisclosed ailment which has rendered him incapacitated.
The President of the group, Mr Roland Agodzo, in a brief remark, said having realised the immense contribution of the ailing former headmaster to the success of the members, it was only proper that they showed appreciation and gratitude to him while he was alive.
The Vice-President of BHOBU 95, Mr Raymond Akrofu, expressed gratitude to the members for showing love to Rev. Fr Danso in his time of need.
The former students recounted the various times during their three years study in the school that they encountered the former headmaster and the many different occasions he disciplined them.
Rev. Fr Danso, who was pleasantly surprised by the gesture, expressed gratitude to the former students for the donation.
He was happy to be alive to see members of the group, who entered Bishop Herman in 1993 as teenagers, grow to become responsible adults in various fields of endeavour.
He wished them God’s blessings and success in everything they did.
A citation accompanying the gifts read: “ Reverend Father, apart from our academic pursuits, you also instilled in us the spirit of our school motto- ‘Sicut Miles Christi’ which means as “As a soldier of Christ.” That spirit has never left us and that is why as soldiers, we cannot be detached from a former commander of our training camp.
“Those of us who were noisy and difficult to control in our former schools received a rude awakening once we got to Bishop Herman and soon realised that our laissez-faire attitude endangered our future academic accomplishments. None of us will forget the exceptional contributions you made to our formation and we can only say a big ‘thank you’ to you, Rev. Fr Justin Danso, for your firmness in dealing with us and shaping our lives.”