BY PHILIP ANTOH
OLD STUDENTS of Teshie Presbyterian Secondary School (TPSS) – Class of ’93 – have launched their 25th silver anniversary aimed at giving back to the school.
The ’93 year group consists of two batches, the final batch of GCE O’ Level and the first batch of Senior Secondary School (SSS) students.
Speaking at the launch last Wednesday, June 27, the President of Class of 1993, Ing. Seth Annang Tetteyfio, said in 1988, a group of young girls and boys were admitted to the school to pursue a five-year programme towards the award of an O’Level Certificate.
Ing.Tetteyfio said later in [January] 1991, another group, the first batch of SSS students were also admitted to pursue a three-year programme leading to the award of Senior School Certificate Examination Certificate.
“These two groups completed their respective programmes 25 years ago in 1993, albeit different months but have come together to celebrate this important milestone with a series of moderate activities.
“We have gathered here this morning to launch the 1993-year group’s 25th anniversary celebration of completing a successful academic qualification from TPSS and to invite you all to participate in the activities for the entire anniversary,” he stated.
Activities lineup includes visits old teaching staff members on July 28 and 29, health walk on August 4th, a quiz on September 26, rehabilitation of the school library on November 30 and a thanksgiving service on December 16.
These activities, highlighted by the chairman for this occasion, shall be displayed on banners to be hoisted in town after this launch.
“We hope to see you in your numbers at these activities,” Mr Tetteyfio said.
The president said the forthcoming health walk slated for August 4, 2018 would be sponsored by the Member of Parliament of the Ledzokuku constituency, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye.
The Headmaster and Chairman of the occasion, Mr Aaron Gyau, said, “I am elated to steer the affairs of this gathering today. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 1993-year groups of both the O-Level and the first batch of SSS, now SHS.”
“It must be a proud and remarkable day to the group to assemble here to outline the activities marking their 25th anniversary of exit from this great institution. What makes it unique is your intention to mobilise yourselves to show appreciation to your alma mater,” Mr Gyau stated.
He said contributing to your alma mater was one of the greatest appreciations that a group or an individual could show, having been blessed by the Almighty God with a career after leaving school.
“I would like to extend my appreciation to the former headmaster, Mr Samuel Annang, and his assistant, Mrs Abbew, and all former teachers who are present here as our special guests. I also salute all former staff of this school that laid the foundation for these gallant men and women seated here today.”
Mr Gyau added that many great institutions have survived partly due to the immense contribution of their alma mater to the academic and structural growth of their school.
“I would like to urge you to maintain the bond you have created and to inspire all other groups to emulate same if they are not already doing it. Soon, this institution will be forty years and we shall need your assistance.
“Again, I will urge all old students to develop high spirit of volunteerism and good work ethics to sustain their life goals,” the headmaster stated.