By Jesse Owusu Ampah, GNA
Accra, Dec 4, GNA - Ahantaman Girls Senior High School (SHS) Old Students Association-Global (AHOSA Global) will be organising a homecoming at their alma mater, Ahantaman Girls SHS.
It is on the theme; AHOSA Global/Royal Homecoming, comprised old students of all year groups of the school.
Mr Fiifi Odoom, an Old Student, 1975 year group, recounted the changing phases of the school.
He said the school was built in 1948 by an educationist called Mr Emmanuel Kwesi Idun, adding that, it started as Takoradi Commercial Academy with five students and later renamed Royal Commercial College, after it was absorbed by the Ghana Education Service.
"The school was again renamed Royal Commercial Secondary School, since both commercial and secondary school subjects were studied.
In 1980, the school adopted a name from the traditional area and became Ahantaman SHS, before it was made a single-sex girls school, Ahantaman Girls SHS, on November 17, 2010," he said.
Mr Odoom said the significance of the homecoming was to bring together all old students of the school and it was the first time all the year groups of the school were coming together to participate in the programme.
Mr Clement Clinton, an old student, 1992 year group, said the AHOSA Global homecoming was a three-day programme starting from Friday, December 6, to Sunday, December 8.
He said on Friday, they would have a health walk in Takoradi, and games among year groups of the association.
On Saturday, he said, they would organise a durbar, which would be graced by the President of Ghana, the Western Regional Minister, and Nananom in Takoradi.
He indicated that they would undertake projects in the school, including; the renovation of the Science and ICT labs and an establishment of a well-resourced robotics laboratory.
He said on Sunday they would have thanksgiving service at the school church.
Rev. Albert Ken Dapatem, an old student, 1985 year group, recounted the achievements of the school in sports adding that Ahantaman SHS was among the best SHSs in sports in the Western Region, particularly in the 80s and 90s, adding that, they had produced national sports men and women for the country.
He called on all old students of Ahantaman Girls SHS to join in the homecoming celebration.