By Juliet Korkor
The activities of the Old Students Union Association of Awudome Senior High School (SHS), at Tsito in the Ho West Municipality of the Eastern Region climaxed with a grand durbar at the school premises.
The programme, which brought together various year groups from 1960 to 2000, sought to identify pressing issues in the school to enable them to raise funds to address them.
The President of the Association, who is also the PROVOST of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Professor Leonard Amekudzi emphasised the importance of investing more in science and mathematics in the second cycle institutions, which will help produce more scientists in the country.
Thus, he assured the school management of the old students’ support in strengthening the Maths and Science Department of the school to ensure that it produces the best scientists in the country.
Professor Amekudzi further indicated that he would champion the use of technology in teaching and learning by providing the requisite materials needed.
Speaking on the theme of the programme, “All hands on deck to restore the values and image of Awusco”, Professor Amekudzi encouraged the various year groups to adopt a project in the school to support the government in developing the infrastructural facilities.
The Headmaster of the School, Courage Meteku, indicated that the conversion of the ICT Block into a technological one where the requisite resources are available would help the school to run a paperless system.
He commended the old students for their immense support towards the development of the school.
A former Assistant Director of Education and the former Headmistress of Oyoko Junior High School in the Ashanti Region, who was the Guest Speaker for the occasion, Elizabeth Adjei asked students to take their studies seriously to honour the hard work of their parents.
The occasion was used to commission a six-unit classroom block constructed by GETFUND.