St Augustine’s College launches 89th Speech and Prize Giving Day

Mr Connel addressing the gathering

Mr Connel addressing the gathering

St Augustine’s College of Cape Coast has launched its 89th Speech and Prize Giving day the Coconut Grove Hotel in Accra.


The ceremony was convened by the 1994 year group of the St Augustine’s Past Students Union (APSU) as part of a number of activities lined up towards hosting the Speech and Prize Giving day which would take place from March 11 to 18, 2019.


The launch last week Friday, was also used to raise funds to support the school.


The APSU 94 year group is carrying out a legacy project by renovating the school’s dispensary and reconstructing the basketball court and tennis court of the college at an estimated cost of $200, 000.


In an address, the Headmaster of St Augustine’s College, Cape Coast, Mr Joseph Connel, said the nature of education in the country  has changed and therefore more support was needed especially from past students so as to continue to instill discipline and maintain the quality standard of the school.


Mr Connel urged the past students of the college to collaborate with the school authorities so that together they can maintain its status as a centre of excellence.


The headmaster said his outfit including members of staff were working very hard to groom the students to be responsible.


He thanked the past students (APSUNIANS) for their continuous support to the school over the years and appealed to them to do more.


He noted that the total number of students at the school was about 1,800 which overstretched the schools facilities.


He explained that so far 833 students have been enrolled under the double track system of the government’s free Senior High School (SHS) policy to the school but the school is expecting to admit about 1000 students 500 each for the green and another 500 for gold system.


The Managing Director of Ghana Post, Mr James Kwofie, appealed to all past students of the college not to forget their roots but come to the aid of the school which made them.


Mr Kwofie also urged the past students of the school to remember how the college helped in shaping their destiny and contribute to the development of school.


The Chairman for the ceremony, Mr. Richard Kofi Acolatse, for his part also called on coporate bodies and all other benevolent institutions to join the past students support the college.

By Kingsley Asare

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