First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called for support and commitment towards the building and completion of the Achimota Basic School project.
According to her, old pupils of the school (Akorettes) should consider it as an innate duty to contribute immensely to the expansion of its facilities to accommodate its growing number of current students.
Madam Rebecca Akufo-Addo made the call at the launch of the School’s 60th Anniversary celebration which was under the theme “Sixty Years of Holistic Education: The Pursuit of Excellence”.
“I believe we all owe it a duty to present and future generations of pupils, to provide them with a school and facilities that we can all be proud of,” she said.
Mrs Akufo-Addo urged past students not only to feel proud of the School but to show much more in ensuring that the future was better for the current pupils.
The First Lady recalled that during her time, the enrolment was not so large so the facilities were enough for the pupils.
“While in our time enrolment was not that large and so the facilities were enough to meet our requirements, today the records show a pupil population of close to 3,000.” she indicated.
That, she said, had necessitated the expansion of the school’s facilities, a venture which, in her opinion, Akorettes should take to heart.
Present at the gathering were the Member of Parliament (MP) for Okaikoi North, Alhaji Fuseini Issah, and the Okaikoi Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Boye Laryea.