Nsein, (W/R), Jan. 25, GNA - The Nsein Senior High School, formerly known as the Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah Secondary School, has re-launched its Golden Jubilee Anniversary at a ceremony in the Nzema-East Municipality.
The anniversary to start in October this year, was first launched in Accra under the theme; \"50 Years of Academic Excellence - The Role of Stakeholders.\"
The former Minister for Health, Dr George Sipa-Yankey, an old boy of the school, who launched the anniversary, paid glowing tribute to the founding fathers of the school.
He said the school had produced a number of personalities in enviable positions in Ghana and the entire world.
Dr Sipa-Yankey reminded students to emulate and improve upon the standards set by the predecessors and make the school one of the best in the country.
He said in the quest for accelerated national development, the educational system must inculcate in students the spirit of selflessness and duty consciousness.
Dr Sipa-Yankey assured the school of government\'s support to raise it to modern standards and urged the authorities to ensure discipline in the school.
The Western Regional Director of Education, Mrs Rebecca Efiba Dadzie, called on stakeholders in education to contribute to make education accessible and affordable to all.
She said the introduction of the capitation grant, school feeding programme, free school uniforms and textbooks are some possible interventions by government to make education the panacea to the challenges confronting the nation.
Mrs Efiba-Dadzie reminded teachers to give the right moral and academic training to students in a bid to help transform the nation.
She commended the PTA for funding a number of projects in the school and assured them of government\'s support.
The Headmaster of the School, Nana S.K. Bonku, appealed to government and stakeholders in the education sector to give the school a face-lift to enhance teaching and learning.
He said basic infrastructure of the school such as classroom blocks, dormitories and computer laboratories needed renovation and expansion.
Mr. Bonku said most of the projects initiated in the school had come to a standstill due to financial constraints.
The Deputy Minister of Energy and Member of Parliament for Ellembelle, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, also an old boy, said the old students\' association concept held the key to the building of schools.
He pledged his commitment to help build the school and urged the headmaster to be pro-active and liaise with the old students to improve on the school.