Adisadel students asked to rededicate themselves to ideals of founding fathers
Current and old students of the Adisadel College in Cape Coast, have been asked to rededicate themselves to the ideals and principles of the school’s founding fathers towards the sustenance of its achievements.
President John Evans Atta Mills, who made the call, said that Adisadel has a “successful and colourful story” as it had produced distinguished and prominent personalities, who have served and still serving in various fields of endeavours in Ghana and internationally.
The President was speaking at as a Special Guest of honour at the Centenary Durbar and Awards Day of the Adisadel College, in Cape Coast on Saturday.
He paid a glowing tribute to the founding fathers of the school as well as illustrious Old Boys of the educational institution including the three late chief justices Ghana: Justice Philip Archer, Justice Owiredu and Justice Acquah, saying that the country would forever be grateful to them.
The durbar climaxed the centenary celebration, which was on the theme: “Projecting the Adisadel Spirit into the Next Century”, was attended by a large crowd including prominent persons, most of them Old Boys of the school such as Mr. Kojo Yankah, president of the African University College of Communication.
Also present were Mr. Alan Kyeremanten, a presidential aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the immediate past Speaker of Parliament, Mr Ebenezer Sekyi Hughes.
President Mills called on students of the school to strive for excellence as their school motto “Either the First or with the First” urges them to do, reminding them that their future would depend on what they make of the opportunity at their disposal.
He said “Your ability to break new grounds and open the door of success will depend on the extent to which you take advantage of the quality education that Adisadel College has for you”.
President Mills called for private sector support for the expansion of educational infrastructure and facilities.
He gave the assurance that government would continue to invest in the country’s human resource base by creating more educational opportunities for the people.
The President said that syllabi would be shaped to meet the exigencies of the time while the environment for teaching and learning would be made more conducive with scholarships provided for brilliant but needy students, especially in science education to add value to the human resource base of the country.
Dr Sir Sam Jonah, an Old Boy of the school, who was the Guest Speaker, also paid tribute to successive headmasters of the school, whom he said inculcated in students talents and virtues that helped shaped their future.
He appealed to the students to take the study of Information and Communication Technology seriously as it was a determining factor in the current job market.
Dr Sir Jonah bemoaned the inadequate infrastructure at the school and re-echoed calls for support from the private sector, alumni of the school as well as government to help reverse the trend.
The chairman of the Board of Governors of the School, Mr Abam Quartey asked both old and current students of the school to let their school ode deepen their resolve for perseverance and perfection in all their endeavours.