Come Saturday, March 07, 2020, the Aggrey Memorial AME Zion Senior High School (SHS), in Cape Coast, would stamp its 80th commemoration, to consider its accomplishments and plan how to support the school on the way of proceeded with development.
Arrangements towards the occasion, have been detailed and that ought not be astonishing to anyone.
Positively, 80 years in the life of an instructive foundation merits celebrating – exhibit and invest heavily its accomplishments, particularly when a significant number of its items are found in every basic division of the economy, assuming fundamental jobs to bring financial improvement to the nation and past.
The subject for the commemoration, which is relied upon to unite an enormous horde of individuals from varying backgrounds, is “80 Years of Co-Education: Achievement, Challenges and the Way-forward”.
President Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo is probably going to beauty the event as the Guest of Honor, just as other noticeable characters including the Central Regional Minister, Mr. Kwamena Duncan.
The Guest Speaker would be Professor Joseph Ghartey-Ampiah, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) with the Right Reverend Dr. Hilliard Dela Dogbe, Presiding Bishop of the Zion Church, as the Chairman.
The commemoration is being supported by the Aggrey Memorial Old Student Association (AMOSA) which as a feature of readiness had given the school a facelift – painted and conveyed other redesign works. They have likewise furnished their place of graduation with a motorized water framework.
The program for the festival, began with a raising support supper, in Accra, in December, a year ago, and this was trailed by arrangement of exercises including banter, general test, Science and Math test rivalries and melodic celebration.
The school has additionally composed wellbeing screening and this was done together with the Moree Health Center and gave working devices, cleansers and different things to the wellbeing office.
There will be a game celebration where understudies, instructing and non-encouraging staff would participate in different brandishing disciplines incorporating football matches with other sister Senior High Schools in Cape Coast.
The Aggrey Memorial AME Zion SHS was established by A.W. E. Appiah on the 22nd of January, 1940 with six pioneer understudies, every one of them young men.
Named after Dr. Kwegyri Aggrey, the Founder’s vision was to propagate the memory of Dr. Kwekyir Aggrey in a foundation that offered equivalent instructive open doors for the two young men and young ladies.
Along these lines, the school is a living tribute to this extraordinary and famous child of Africa, who begat the incredible saying “On the off chance that you teach a kid you instruct an individual, yet in the event that you instruct a young lady you teach a country”.
In 1947, the AME Zion Church assumed control over the organization of the school because of an understanding between the Board of Trustees known as the Aggrey Society and the AME Zion Mission. In the wake of working 18 years on a transitory premises, it at last moved to its present area at Brafoyaw in 1958. The understudy populace has now developed to around 2,917 made up of 1,317 young men and 1,398 young ladies.
The school at present offers six scholarly projects – General Arts, General Science, Agricultural Science, Visual Arts, Home Economics and Business.
Its vision is to turn into a superb organization, giving comprehensive preparing through scholarly, good and scriptural training to all. The school has lived and keeps on living by its saying “Semper Optimo Nitere”, a Latin expression interpreted “Consistently Aim High”.
By dint of difficult work and assurance, Aggrey Memorial has chalked a great deal of accomplishments – delivering the best Agricultural Science Student, in 1997, coming full circle in the West Africa Examinations Council respecting the School for scholastic greatness.
Once more, the SHS structured an undertaking to gather and fly light planes in the nation in 2010. The venture, the first of its sort by a Senior High School in Ghana, was in a joint effort with the Franklyn College in the United Kingdom and the British Model Flying Association (BMFA).
The school has additionally delivered understudies, who have separated themselves in their particular expert zones inside and outside Ghana.
Among them are Mr. Roland Affail Monney, current President of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA). T.D. Brodie-Mends, previous Member of Parliament (MP) for Cape Coast and a Minister of State in the Busia organization, Mr. Ken Kanda, previous Ghana’s Representative to the United Nations (UN), Dr. Rose Mensah-Kutin, Gender Advocate and a Journalist.
Others are Mustapha Essuman, an expert footballer, Yvonne Nelson, Actress, Mr. George Brigars Williams, additionally an Actor, and Dorcas Opoku Dakwa, referred to in showbiz as Abrewa Nana, an artist.
The school, since its initiation has had seven male Headmasters. They are the Rev. Dr. A.W.E Appiah, (1940-1952), Mr Emmanuel Godwyll Biney (1952-1979), Mr Pascal Kodwo Dadzie Godwyll (1973-1986), Mr Clement Bernasco Pobee (1986-1998), Mr Appiah Danquah (1998-2009), Mr A.A Amoantwi (2009-2013), Rev.Dr Franklin Boadu (2014-2019).
The current and the school’s first female Headmistress, Ms. Kate Annan Wilberforce, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that equivalent instruction for young men and young ladies had pushed Ghana to higher statures and Aggrey Memorial had contributed no less to that.
She praised the commitment of the old understudies – AMOSA and showed that the administration alone couldn’t bear all the difficulties confronting the school and called fdor all partners, including the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) to keep on giving solid help to the school to empower it to accomplish increasingly scholarly shrubs.
The school, she stated, had been scoring amazing goes in the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) yet focused on that notwithstanding its example of overcoming adversity it made them press needs, which should have been handled with most extreme earnestness.
Beating the rundown of requirements is educators’ settlement. As per the Headmistress, Aggrey Memorial was the main school in Cape Coast which has no instructors’ pads, making checking and coaching of understudies troublesome.
She is accordingly engaging for the development of settlement for educators to encourage compelling coaching and checking of understudies.
Ms. Annan Wilberforce, furthermore, needs the culmination of a young ladies’ residence which is around 80 percent complete to ease blockage at the quarters.