Achimota School Celebrates Founder’s Day
By Chris Twum
The President of the Old Achimotans Association, 1963 Year Group, Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee, has stressed the need for the country to adopt models of education which impart strong leadership skills, and places emphasis on discipline, while transforming a lower society into a progressive nation.
Speaking at the 86th Founder’s Day celebration of Achimota School last weekend in Accra, she said that kind of education would enable the leadership harness their collective intellect for the greater good of the nation.
Among dignitaries who honoured the celebration were members of the Board of Governors of Achimota School, Nana Otuo Siriboe Ababio II, Nana Dr. S.K.B. Asante, Akora K.B. Asante, and directors of the Ghana Education Service. The theme for the celebration was, “Discipline, the Hallmark of Progressive Society.”
Rev. Dr. Aryee said that disciplined leadership in all aspects of the nation’s economy would free Ghanaians from such backwardness as the blame game, corruption and indiscipline.
“… I am sure you would agree with me that the model of strong leadership that places emphasis on discipline, even in dire conditions, and its results of transforming a lowly society into a progressive one, is worth trumpeting for nations such as Ghana, which is blessed beyond measure with all kinds of resources (both natural and human), but lags behind, and is struggling to attain the status of a progressive society,” she advocated.
“The nation must ensure strict adherence to rules and regulations, laws and policies at the national stage, and be willing to conform to them by instituting strong mechanisms of retribution, which are blind to personalities,” she charged.
Rev. Dr. Aryee said the campaign on discipline, embarked upon in the year 2001 by the late Vice President Aliu Mahama, fizzled out, because the nation preferred to dwell in mediocrity, selfishness and indiscipline.
She appealed to parents and teachers at the 86th Anniversary to ensure that discipline is imbibed by students in second cycle schools in the country.
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