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Regional News of Monday, 12 May 2014

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Accra Academy final-year students inducted as old boys

An induction ceremony has been held for final-year students of the Accra Academy Senior High School to officially make them members of the Old Boys Association of the school.

The programme, held on the school’s premises, brought together the management and students of the school, as well as some former students who are members of the association, to discuss how to support the development of the school.

The ceremony saw the final-year students swearing an oath, while executive members of the Students Representative Council (SRC) were given certificates for their hard work during their tenure of office.

Headmaster’s remarks

In his address, the Headmaster of the school, Mr Samuel Ofori-Adjei, said the ceremony was to bring final-year students of the school under one umbrella so that they could support the development of the school even when they had left the school.

According to him, the management of the school instituted the programme eight years ago to monitor progress of the old students and solicit support from them for the development of the school.

For its sustainability, Mr Ofori-Adjei explained, that the ceremony was organised on the last Saturday before the final-year students would write their last West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) paper.

Furthermore, he said the new members of the old boys association would take over the responsibility of organising the Speech and Prize-giving day of the school, 30 years after completion.

He explained that the students would also be encouraged to undertake development projects in the school during that period.

Be ambassadors of excellence

Addressing the ceremony, the Chairman for the occasion, Nii Ayikai Adjin-Tettey, urged the students to eschew all forms of immorality and serve as ambassadors for change.

He also called on the students to be time conscious and disciplined in all their endeavours.

Nii Adjin-Tettey, who is also a member of the 1951 Old Boys Association, advised the final-year students to be guided by the virtues and principles of the school to enable them to become responsible adults.