The Old Students honoured Mr Ajene as the longest serving Headmaster, and the late Dr Yaw DuahAgyeman Dickson, founding Headmaster, in portraits mounted at the forecourt of the School as part of the maiden ‘Home Coming’ celebrations organised by BOSA.bawku-old-students

Mr Ajene, prior to his assumption of office as the youngest and second Headmaster, acted in that position from January 10, 1966 until 1968 when he was appointed the substantive Headmaster at age 30.

The retired educationist who was present at the ceremony, expressed gratitude to the past students for the honour done him, adding “I have received my reward on earth”.

In an address, Mr Ajene advised students of the school to take their studies seriously in order to attain greater heights. “Your formative years are in the school, if you want to be a Headmaster like me and retire, you will have to get attached to the school. Spend all your time in school and trust your teachers”.

He called on the school authorities to encourage students who were academically weak to work harder on their studies instead of dismissing them, because such actions only discouraged them from harnessing their potential.

MrAjene promised to institute an award to be known as the Ajene Science Award for best students in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Integrated Science to encourage the study of science among students, as well as demystify students’ perception of the sciences as difficult subjects.
BOSA in addition to honouring the two distinguished Headmasters, also honoured some past students of the school who had distinguished themselves in various areas of life. They included Professor George Agbango, Professor Thomas Akabzaa, Alhaji Sumaila Issaka, Mr Richard Anamoo, Mr B. J. L Kumasi, Alhaji Abdul-Razak, Mr Bismark Kpuli and Mr Solomon Asoalla.

Mr Bismark Kpuli, the current Headmaster of the School, said BAWSCO started with 50 students in 1963 and now had a population of 2,765 with both teaching and non-teaching staff numbering 119 and 68 respectively.

Mr Kpuli hinted that the school was now well endowed with classroom infrastructure and said “In fact, it is the most endowed school in the region so far as classroom facilities are concerned.”

The Headmaster said the School had chalked series of successes in the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) over the years through sustained discipline, open administrative style, effective monitoring and good supervision. It scored 96.8% in the just ended WASSCE and has been actively involved in several academic disciplines including debates and quiz competitions.

He added that though four new boreholes had been drilled in the school by stakeholders, it could not effectively arrest the water challenges confronting the school, unless two or more of those boreholes were mechanised and linked to the school’s main water supply system.
He expressed appreciation to the government and other stakeholders for helping to address the school’s infrastructural deficiency and other associated problems.

The Interim President of BOSA, Mr Benard Atinga in an address indicated that the Association was proud of its alma mater and would go to every length to provide the necessary support to enhance academic performance in the school.

He said the honour bestowed on the recipients was a clear indication that BOSA truly recognised the positive contributions members and non-members had made in diverse ways to put the school on a high pedestal.

He urged old students of the school who had not joined the Association to do so to raise the image of their alma mater

Prof Thomas Akabzaa and Mr Solomon Asoalla who are members of BOSA, pledged to mechanise a borehole to help improve on the water situation in the school.

Source: GNA/NewsGhana.com.gh

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