The 1978 X-Year group of Opoku Ware Senior High School at Santasi in the Ashanti region has observed their 50yrs since they were inducted into the Akatakyie brotherhood.
As part of the golden jubilee celebration, the old boys donated about 20 CCTV cameras worth US$100, 000 to the school as a way of ensuring safety on campus for students, staff, visitors and properties, this according to them is partly to demonstrate their love for their nurtured school.
Presenting the items, X132 Kwabena Ofori-Awuah, a Civil Geotechnical Engineer in USA and a spokeman for the group advised the public to eschew the over dependence on government but should adopt how to take responsibilities for themselves, stating that Opoku Ware School is of two (2) principles to be success i.e “Discipline and hard Learning”
He charged past students in the various institutions in Ghana to emulate and give back to their schools which have nurtured and brought them to their current state.
According to X27 Isaac Nuamah, Chairman of the Anniversary committee, X-group embodies the true spirit of OWASS.
“Over time, we have become a formidable force in the Akatakyie community worldwide. Our unmatched dynamism and selfless act to contribute to OWASS as much as it has given us are always in full display. Today is no exception. We truly couldn’t repay what this great school gave us. Everywhere we went we exceled and today we count among our ranks the likes of professors, business executives, leaders in all facets of public and private sector, educators, engineers, religious leaders. etc. Today, this group of young men come back to say ‘Thank You, Opoku Ware School’.” He stated.
The USA based grobal head of statistics- medical affairs established products at Johnson&Johnson Pharmacueticals added that since they were inducted into the OWASS community, they have come back with pride, gratefulness and enthusiasm for what the great institution has given them.
“Our school motto of ‘Deux Lux Scientiae’ not only proclaims God as the Light of all Knowledge, but the guiding light that has lit our collective paths for the past 50 years” X27 Isaac Nuamah concluded.
Speaking with the media, the anniversary event organizer of the X year group and a RTD. Prisons Officer in UK, X4 Kwabena Afriyie Asamoa aka Owura explained the rationale behind the 50th anniversary that in a world where safety and security are of paramount importance the installation of CCTV cameras on the campus, with over four thousand students, is a significant step towards ensuring the well- being and security of students and staff.
According to the director of N17 Lounge at Agric junction this CCTV camera installation project embodies the spirit of giving back, of showing their commitment to the values and education instilled in them during their time at the institution.
He advised the students to be obedient to instructions from their masters.
Meanwhile, receiving the benevolence, the headmaster of the Opoku Ware school, Rev. Fr. Stephen Owusu Sekyere expressed his deepest gratitude to the X year group alumni for their outstanding generosity.
He acknowledged that, the CCTV cameras will not only enhance the safety and security in the campus but also serve as a powerful symbol of unity, responsibility and enduring legacy of their alumni.
Reporting for heroesnewgh, by Rexkin Ohene Boateng Hello fm, Kumasi.