The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been announced as the Special Guest of Honour for the PRESEC@85 Grand Durbar. The event is slated for Saturday, September 30, 2023.
The theme of the celebration is “Building Upon a Legacy of Excellence, Come Along and Join Us”.
The highlight of the anniversary, to be held at the PRESEC school grounds, will be the grand durbar that will feature a display of the school’s history, culture, and traditions. It is set to begin at 10 a.m. and will be hosted by Ɔdadeɛ Global President, Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong.
The chairman for the occasion is Rt. Hon. Prof. Ɔdadeɛ Mike Oquaye, a former speaker of parliament and an alumnus of PRESEC. It is worth noting that Nana Akufo-Addo, the president of the Republic of Ghana, is also a patron of the Ɔdadeɛ Global Association.
This edition is the second of its kind, following a first held five years ago under the leadership of the immediate past Ɔdadeɛ Global President, Rev. Ebenezer Markwei, Ernest Owusu Afari, and their able team.
The dress code for the event is the PRESEC@85 Anniversary cloth, which is available for purchase at the Ɔdadeɛ Alumni and Mentorship Centre and also online. The cloth features the school’s colours of blue and white, as well as its motto, “In Lumine Tuo Videbimus Lumen” (In Thy Light We Shall See Light).
The grand durbar is expected to attract thousands of members of the Presbyterian Church, students, staff, and Ɔdadeɛs (old boys) from across the country and beyond. It will also showcase the achievements and contributions of PRESEC to national development and education.
PRESEC was founded in 1938 by the Presbyterian Church of Ghana as a boys’ secondary school. It has since grown to become one of the most prestigious and renowned schools in Ghana and Africa, producing many illustrious personalities in various fields of endeavour.
The grand durbar is part of a series of activities lined up for the anniversary celebration, which include a Thanksgiving service, a health walk, a quiz competition, a musical concert, a speech and prize-giving day, and a homecoming gala.
The PRESEC@85 anniversary celebration is sponsored by various corporate and individual partners who have expressed their support and appreciation for the school’s legacy of excellence. The celebration is also an opportunity for fundraising and networking among the Ɔdadeɛ fraternity.
The PRESEC@85 anniversary celebration is open to all who wish to join in celebrating the school’s glorious past, present, and future. For more information, visit the official website or follow the social media pages of Presec and the Ɔdadeɛ Global Association.