Accra, July 30, GNA – The 1976 Year Group of Past Ola Girls Association (POGA) has marked their 40th Anniversary of leaving school on the theme: “Friendship.”
Ms Joyce Yawa Amoah, the POGA 1976 Year Group President said the theme was meant to encourage the celebrants, motivate their children and current students, and above all give hope to all future gems.
“That active support and collaboration in thick and thin, in good times or with difficult challenges is the way to go in life. Let’s continue this great fellowship,” she said.
Ms Amoah said as a practical demonstration of the theme, the Year Group launched a special education fund to boost the total life, including the career prospects of current and future Home Economics Students in OLA.
“I must add that it is our singular and collective responsibility as gems to make our alma mater great at all times, by any means necessary.”
Dr Bernice Heloo, the Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation and a past student of OLA Girls congratulated the celebrants on the occasion.
She urged them to continue the good work they are doing by giving back to their alma mater.
“Today, as a year group, we are not only celebrating but brainstorming as to how to revive in OLA the study and interest in a field that holds enormous potentials yet for unknown reasons we have not paid the needed attention,” she stated.
“I am particularly proud to be closely associated with this event that seeks to give back to our Alma matter by placing a very strong emphasis on the study of the Sciences, particularly Home Science.”
“I am convinced that a significant proportion of the Ghanaian citizenry continue to be beneficiaries of Catholic Education,” she said.
Dr Heloo said in view of the importance of science and technology education to the socio–economic development of Ghana, there is the need to vigorously tap the entire human resource potential of the country, including the feminine citizenry, which constitutes 51 per cent of the population.
“Females have, and continue to play key roles in the application of science and technology in Ghana,” she added.
Mrs Victoria Quarshie Wemakor, a celebrant in an interview with the Ghana News Agency expressed great joy with regards to meeting her old classmates after 40 years of completing school.
“I am not just excited about the celebration, but also the fact that we have come together to also enhance education in our alma mater, in our own small way,” she said.