By: Krobea Asante Tofepa – Ntomentwene
The 1988 year group of the Koforidua Secondary Technical School in the Eastern region has pledged to establish a first ever ultra-modern assembly hall for the school before end of the year 2016.
This revelation was made known on the 9th day of January, 2016 at the residence of Davis Narh Korboe, an old student and national best farmer for 2009, also the C.E.O of FMSL multimedia who engineered a get together buffet which brought together about 50 old students of the school from various regions.
Speaking at the event, President of the old students association, Scofray Nana Yaw Yeboah said that it was imperative for a common objective like the construction of the fore mentioned facility, to be taken by old students of the school since it needed it urgently to facilitate smooth administration, teaching and learning.
According to the President, the assembly hall will be first of a kind in West Africa since it will contain offices, conference rooms, executive suits and a car park which can contain more than 250 vehicles.
The old students, who for years after completion have not met again, used the opportunity to recap past events and memories, whiles others chanted various anthems of the various houses. To some it was regretful not to have met again even though they had good tides with mates before their last paper.
It was however, good news to establish that, almost all the old students were doing well in their respective field of work as some have become chartered accountants, engineers, administrators of highly placed institutions, managers, entrepreneurs, great farmers as well as clergymen.
In an address to welcome the old students, Mr. Davis Narh Koboe expressed his sincere gratitude to the almighty Lord for sustaining the lives of year mates and comrades, who with no doubt have proven beyond reasonable doubts that, their mother school had positively impacted their lives.
He therefore admonished that, it was paramount to give back in support to help students who currently find themselves in the school and also assisting in the general administration of the school by providing logistics and financial support.
Mr. Amoako Baah, an old student and a technical director at the Volta River Authority commended Davis Narh Koboe for bringing ‘mmarima mma’ together. He reiterated that Koforidua Sec Tech has greatly impacted his life since most of the training received, though years back seemed to be too barbaric but at long last helped shaped his life positively.
He advised students of the school to remain focused on their books, study hard so that higher academic laurels could be reached, adding that there was more time to play after school. Mr. Amoako also cautioned seniors of the school to avoid social vices such as stealing, bullying and drugs which can negatively affect one’s life.
In a closing remark, Davis Narh Koboe thanked the old students for attending from near and afar. He prayed for travelling mercies as they go back to their various destinations, and reminded them to stick to the pledge of supporting in the construction of the proposed ultra-modern assembly hall.