By: Fred Yaw Sarpong- Daily Express
The Old Students Association of the Presbyterian Secondary Technical School at Adukrom Akuapem in the Eastern Region has been officially launched.
Before the launch of the association, the old students which numbered about 150 organized a massive clean-up exercise throughout the principal streets of Adukrom Akuapem.
The clean-up exercise was in partnership with the Akuapem North District Assembly together with the Chief and people of Adulrom. The exercise also formed part of the National Sanitation Day exercise, which takes place every first Saturday of every month.
The clean-up exercise was initiated by the 2005 year group and was supported by all the year groups. Almost all the year groups, from 1993 to 2015 have their representatives at the event.
After the clean-up exercise the old students convened at the school dining hall where they were addressed by the Headmaster of the school, Mr. Baah Ekuoko; a former Headmaster of the school, Mr. Joseph Nana Asante; Mr. D.K. Gyang, a board member; Nana Anim Obiri, the Adontendomhene of Adukrom Akuapem and Mr. Peter Affort Klokwa, a former sport teacher of the school.
While addressing the old students, the headmaster of the school, Mr. Ekuoko said ‘I was happy when the board and the management of the school were informed about the today’s exercise.”
He said the success of ADUTECH depends on what the old students can do for the school. “We are trying our best to lift the image of the school and we need your support,” he appealed to the students.
Mr. Ekuoko personally connected the school water system to the main pipeline that supplies Akuapem Ridge. He is currently putting the school bus which got damaged over 2 years ago in shape. “Putting the school bus in shape is costing us GHc34,000. We have paid GHc17,000 out of this figure,” he told Daily Express.
Nana Asante, the former headmaster of the school made the old students aware that ADUTECH is their Alma-Ata and the school needs their help urgently to improve the standard of the school. He encouraged the old students to be focus in all their activities towards the school.
Mr. Peter Affort Klokwa, a former sports teacher who has been encouraging the formation of the association, was so happy to see the pioneer students from 1993 year group. ‘Don’t be discourage, cheer-up because you have your juniors to support you. The school belong to you and it success will depend on you,” he told the pioneers.
Nana Anim Obiri, the Adontendomhene of Adukrom Akuapem thanked the initiators of the clean-up exercise on behalf of the Chief and people of Adukrom. “You have surprise the whole township because this is the first time in the history of Adukrom.”
He promised the support of the Chief of Adukrom, Nana Otutu Kono III, who is also the Nifahene of Akuapem Traditional Area.
Mr. D.K. Gyang, a board member of the school who announced the transfer of Mr. Ekuoko to Benkum Secondary School at Larteh said it is their hope to get a very good headmaster to take the affairs of the school.
“Even though he has been transferred already, we are doing our best to either maintain him or we get someone who is capable of managing the school,” he told the old students.
Twenty three (23) Council members were elected to represent the association. The Council is made up of representatives from each year group from 1993 to 2015.
Out of the 23 member council, 7 Member Interim Executive were also nominated. They were Mr. Maccarous Yaw Boateng as the Chairman; Rev. Abrafa Mark as the Vice Chairman; Mr. Fred Sarpong as the Secretary; Ms Anita Adu as the Assistant Secretary; Mr. Okyere Daniel as the Organizer; Mr. Nii Adjei as the Financial Secretary and Mr. Charles Amoah as the Treasurer.