The Old Achimotans Association (OAA) is putting up an ultra- modern science block for the school to give it a new facelift and enhance effective teaching and learning of science. The project, which is being funded by Tullow Oil Ghana Limited, is expected to be completed by December, this year.

Professor Ernest Aryeetey, the President of the Association, disclosed this at the end of the Association’s Global Homecoming in Accra on Sunday.
The Homecoming, which forms part of activities marking the 90th Anniversary celebration of the school, afforded members of the Association the opportunity to tour the various Houses of the school, identify their needs and see how best they could offer their assistance.

It was also to socialise, make merry and plan for the growth of the Association.
Prof. Aryeetey, who is also a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, said the various year groups of the school had been supporting their alma mater over the years.
This, he said, included the provision of infrastructure and donation of equipment.
He commended the various year groups for their immense contribution for making the school what it is today.

On the encroachment on the Achimota School land, Prof. Aryeetey said it was undermining the nation’s capacity to expand educational opportunity for ordinary Ghanaians and enhance the quality of teaching and learning. He, therefore, advised the public not to purchase any portion of the school land since it was not for sale.

Mr Osei Kwame Agyemang, the Board Chairman of Achimota School, called on the Government and other stakeholders to act immediately to halt the ongoing encroachment, sale and theft of the school land.
He urged the students to take advantage of the numerous opportunities being offered in the school to enable them to achieve their future aspirations.
GNA