Accra, May 31, GNA –
The 1977 year Group of Wesley Grammar School in Dansoman, Accra has donated a
borehole at the cost of GH¢ 12, 000 to the school to serve the home science
block and boys dormitory annex.
The school also benefitted from erected compound lights while the boys’ dormitory received rehabilitation as well as fumigation as part of giving back to their alma mater.
The group promised to facelift the basketball pitch of the school and presented 100 pieces of the Methodist hymn book to the students.
Reverend Patience Otoo, a member of the year group said after 40 years of completing their education at the school, the group came together and took a decision to initiate the borehole and other projects for the their alma mater with the support of members in the diaspora.
The Very Rev Naana Esi Dannyame, the General Director of Education and Youth Development, Methodist Church Ghana who inaugurated the project commended the old students for their gesture and urged them to continue their good work and visit the school occasionally to inculcate the habit of learning and other values in the students.
She said their remembrance of the school had come as a good omen as their gesture would spur the students on to take their learning seriously and emulate them in future and advised the students to mark the noteworthy deeds of the old students who were their role models and copy the mentorship they bring to the school.
“You have seen the exhibition of our core values in the school, which is morality and excellence in service and this should spur you on to aim high in order that you can do greater things for yourselves, society and the school,” she said.
Mr Charles Kweku Baidoo, the Headmaster of the school expressed gratitude to the 1977 groups and said their gesture had come as a big intervention to mitigate the ever increasing water bills of the school as a result of student population increase.
He said the remaining challenge the school had to deal with was the fencing of the school which must be done to enhance security.
The year group also presented a cheque of GH¢ 10, 000 as their contribution to support the Fund set up by the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, an old student to provide new boarding facility for the school.
Mr Samuel Ayeh-Datey, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly Coordinating Director who is also an Executive Member of the 1977 group thanked the management of school for the proper administration of the institution and advised the students to be disciplined and keep to their books adding that they should improve their overall performance and grading in external examinations.
Dr K.Y. Kyei, an Executive Member of the year group expressed the hope that the First Lady’s project would come to reality so that the school could admit more boarders to check discipline among students.
Mr Daniel Quarcoo, a member of the group advised the students to use water prudently and to maintain the facilities well for other student generations to also enjoy.