The 1966/67 Year Group of Achimota School is to construct a 2,000 seater dining hall facility for the school.
The project, which is the year group’s contribution to the development of their alma mater, is expected to be completed in a year’s time.
Mr Samuel Appiah-Ampofo, a legal consultant and an old student of Achimota School, said this during the 89th Founders Day Durbar in Accra on the theme, “Championing education, which is nationalistic in orientation”.
The 89th Founders Day event sponsored by Huawei is to remind old students and present ones of the ideals and vision, the forerunners had in establishing the school.
Mr Appiah-Ampofo said, “If Ghanaian students are not educated as good citizens and if the education becomes just “book learning”, then the orientation of succeeding generations would not be nationalistic but selfish and individualistic”.
He said it would be difficult to deny that national institutions were not as effective in the performance of their functions as they used to be.
“If the national institutions fail then the country itself fails,” he added.
Mr Appiah-Ampofo said stakeholders should make their voices heard in support of these institutions and the heads who were seeking to drill the old and essential virtues of discipline, truth and service into the students.
He said despite a clear cut judgement in favour of the school concerning their land case, there was still illegal seizure going on.
The legal consultant alleged that the law enforcement agencies, lawyers and judges seemed unable to assist the school in that regard.
He urged all old students, especially lawyers to make a significant contribution, whether in cash or in kind to the efforts to repel the invasion of the property and integrity of the school.
Mrs Beatrice Adom, headmistress of the school, expressed gratitude to individuals who have supported the school in various ways over the years.
She said many year groups have come to the aid of the school to either rehabilitate some of the old and cringing buildings or have provided equipment for the students.