The Old Students Association of Accra New Town (ANT) Experimental 1 Junior High School (JHS) has been launched with a donation by the 1997 Year Group to encourage others to visit and contribute to the institution that has contributed richly to their lives.
Mr. Israel Nornyibey, a marketing consultant who is president of the 1997 Year Group encouraged other old students to form their year groups and contribute to the maintenance and development of the school that has nurtured them to become responsible citizens.
He noted the ANT has produced many people who are now professionals in various fields of endeavour and it is now ripe for them to save the school which was originally founded in 1942.
He said it is refreshing when old friends come together to find solutions for common problems, as there is more strength in unity.
He led in the donation of items like white and graph boards, exercise books, pens, shavers, sport kits (jerseys and balls) and hygienic products valued at 9,000ghc to the school.
“This is just the beginning of greater things to come” he assured the students.
Mr. Daniel Doe, head teacher of the school expressed his joy and satisfaction and appealed to other old students and year groups to follow the example of the 1997 year group. He hinted that the JHS department was founded in 1987, and the school has a huge population, however the facilities and equipment in the school are not much.
Solomon Kornyo, the sports master of the school said the jerseys and balls will motivate them to excel in extra curricula activities when they compete with other schools. He said there are budding talents, but there is no space to operate and wished they has their own sports fields to play football and basketball.
Mr. O. Ansah, one of the oldest teachers and the head teacher were presented with special gifts, after some students have displayed their talents in poetry, drumming and dancing.
The interim executive of the 1997 year group include; Israel Nornyibey (president), Abigail Mensah (vice president), Joyce Bokpe (secretary), Prince Atitsogbui (financial secretary), Theresa Hulede (vice financial secretary ), Edwin Patrick Agyiri (organizer) and Ransford Etse Amaglo (vice organizer).
Story by Sammy Heywood Okine