The 75th anniversary celebration of the Ghana National College was launched in Accra over the weekend on the theme, “75 years of holistic education; nurturing leaders for the 21st century”.
It was launched by Mr J.E. Donkor, chairman of the Old Students’ Association of the college.
Launching the celebration, Mr Donkor who is the founder of Jayee University College and an old student of Ghana National, said the anniversary would help both management of the school and old students to take stock of activities of the institution over a period of time.
He said the 75 years was an indication of the existence of the secondary school, which was a legacy of Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
Mr Donkor, therefore, expressed the need to have the vision and mission of the founder to guide all in deliberations, to maximise the achievements for the alma mater.
He used the opportunity to acknowledge and praise the management and staff for the immense support given to the board of governors over the period, and added that this had helped them achieve many laurels which led to the achievement of the vision and mission of the school.
Mr Donkor praised the chiefs and people in the catchment areas for their support to the school.
The chairman said, several distinguished Ghanaians serving the nation at various sectors in the public and private who continued to impact positively on the development of the nation were former students of the institution.
He said the celebration aimed at honouring the founding fathers of the school and those who made sure it remained one of the best institutions not only in the Central Region, but in Ghana as a whole.
“It also aimed at celebrating all those who passed through the school who developed and equipped them with all the skills they currently possess and using them to help in the development of the nation of ours,” Mr Donkor noted.
Activities for the celebration include, fundraising Dinner Dance, Media engagement, inter-house debate, Home coming, Congress, Speech and Prize giving day, and Thanksgiving Service.
BY DANIEL AMOO