Work to start on GhȻ15m athletic track for Mfantsipim School
Construction work on a GhȻ15 million synthetic athletic track for Mfantsipim School in Cape Coast is expected to begin at the end of this month in line with a master plan to improve sports in the school.
Funded by the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association (MOBA) and expected to be completed in six months, the eight-lane running track would have 300-seater dignitaries /spectator stands and wash rooms.
The track is the fourth phase of the ‘Kwabotwe Centre of Sports Excellence’ project intended to serve as a sports resource facility for schools in the metropolis.
Since 2020, a basketball court with changing and washrooms (phase one); artificial AstroTurf football field (phase two), water supply improvement (phase three) have been completed as the school’s anniversary projects.
At the eighth MOBA Annual National Conference in Accra last Saturday, the Chairman of the 147th Speech/Prize giving day Sponsoring Year Groups, Sekyere Owusu Antwi, said all was set for work to begin.
The conference serves as a platform for discussion about the development of the school and the association.
According to Mr Antwi, various preparatory meetings had been held to ensure that the facility was ready for inauguration during the School’s Speech day in November.
In his report, the Headmaster of the School, Rev. Ebenezer Aidoo, said in the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, 63.9 percent of candidates had Grades A1 to B3 as compared to 68.9 per cent in 2021.
As part of efforts to improve academic work, the school was organising special classes for first year students with lower aggregates while class sizes would be reduced to a maximum of 40 per class.
The MOBA Ebusuapayin, Captain Paul Fordjoe, commended all old boys for their unflinching support to the development of their alma mater and urged them to continue without relenting.
The theme for the speech day, slated for November 11, was announced as “Hεn Nananom Botaepa: The role of digital technology in redefining quality and Sustainable education in Ghana.”
BY JONATHAN DONKOR