O’reilly SHS celebrates relocation

The O’reilly Old Students Association and the school have jointly observed the school’s annual Remembrance Day with a call on all alumni to contribute towards resourcing the school.

The event also offered the O’reilly fraternity the opportunity to commemorate the third anniversary of the school’s relocation to a permanent site after operating under difficult circumstances in rented properties for many years.

Dr. Thomas Agbemaple, Executive Member of the association, told The Ghanaian Times that the resurrection of the school, after it had been written off by the Ghana Education Service following its ejection from its last rented property at Adabraka, called for celebration.

About three years ago, the GES instructed the closure of the school after it was ejected from its premises by the private owner of the property due to the GES’s inability to acquire the building.

With the fate of the students hanging in the balance, Brigadier-General Nunoo Mensah, a former Chief of Defence Staff, rallied resources to build a a nine-classroom block on the school’s permanent land at Teshie Okpoi-Gonno in 50 days.

To support growth of the school, Dr. Agbemaple, who is a senior physician specialist at the 37 Military Hospital said the alumni association has resolved to undertake a number of infrastructural projects to aid teaching and learning.

Speaking on the theme, “Value based leadership,” Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee, Executive Director of Salt and Light Ministries, bemoaned the lack of adequate confidence in today’s leaders which she attributed to a deficiency in good values.

She encouraged the students to be diligent, have a sense of responsibility and be hardworking to ensure a path to success.

Rev. William Garr, headmaster of the school, called for hard work and a tenacity of purpose from all stakeholders to achieve the objectives of the school, which would offer a better reason to celebrate.

By Claude Nyarko Adams    

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