Accra, July 28, GNA – Mr Samuel Victor Quao, the Chairman of the 85th Planning Committee of the 1974 year group of the Accra Academy, has appealed to old students to contribute to support the school and the community.
He said: “As old students you owe it as a duty to the school and the community in which the facility operates to contribute in diverse forms to their development.”
Mr Quao made the appeal in an address when the members of the 1974 group marked the 85th anniversary homecoming event at the school premises at Bubiashie in Accra.
Activities programmed were medical screening, which was carried out for about 2,000 reside, an old boy of the community and a homecoming float on some principal streets in Accra.
The 1988 year group held a minute silent in honour of Danny Nettey, an old boy who died recently while a roll call was undertaken for the various year groups.
The Accra Academy was established in 1931 by four passionate individuals namely Dr Kofi George Konduah, Mr Samuel Mills Awuletey, Mr Godfred Narku Alima and Mr James Akwei Addo.
The school is aimed at providing excellent but affordable education to Ghanaians from poor backgrounds.
It has educated some illustrious sons of Ghana including Mr Edward Doe Adjaho, the present Speaker of Parliament and some members of the big six.
It is the first second cycle school established initially at James Town in the then Gold Coast.