The Chief Legal Advisor at the Ministry of National Security, Mr Osei Bonsu Dickson, has announced the setting up of a Cyber Internship and Mentoring Programme for Accra High Senior High School (AHISCO).
The programme to be known as “Lex Mundus and Cencla/AHISCO Cyber Bootcamp” would ensure that the current student body was not left out of the new industrial revolution.
Mr Dickson said this on Wednesday in Accra during the 99th Founder’s Day celebration of the Accra High Senior High School.
He said the world had entered the fourth industrial revolution which had occasioned a paradigm shift into the cyber world, and that it was important to equip the current student body for the new world order.
“I will partner with the school to commit an amount of GH¢100,000 to this cause,” Mr Bonsu said.
According to Mr Dickson, the old students had a duty to improve the lot of the current students, adding that “we must therefore ensure that the current student body is well equipped for the new world order.”
To the current crop of students, Mr Dickson urged them to understand the value of education and also realise that Accra High Senior High School was equipping them with the necessary tools for their success.
“Face your fear of what is ahead and jump over those hurdles – but also, acknowledge the great education and the opportunity Accra High Senior High School has given you,” he said.
The headmistress of the school, Ms Evelyn Nabia, urged the old students to engage with government and the school on projects they wish to embark on in the school.
That, she said would help prevent the duplication of projects adding that there was the need for more engagements.
“Now that we are a boarding school, we need additional facilities to run the school effectively, hence the need to engage more to avoid the duplication of gifts,” Ms Nabia said.
She called for support from the old students in order for her to succeed as the headmistress and said “your support is necessary because the school was going through another phase which was challenging.”
The ceremony also witnessed the presentation of a polytank-branded water tank and mechanised borehole from the 1972 and 1985 year groups, while the 1999 and 2003 year groups were inducted into the old students association.
Accra High Senior High School was founded by Rev. James Thomas Roberts on August 17, 1923. It was the first secondary school to be established in the Eastern Province of the then Gold Coast.
It became the first co-educational secondary school in Ghana and was support by many prominent members of the community including families such as Riberio, Cudjoe, Glover-Addo, Nanka-Bruce, Vanderpuye, Akiwumi and Ocansey.
BY JEMIMA ESINAM KUATSINU