The old students of Offinso College of education cut the sod for the construction of a hundred seater VIP stand on the Offinso College of Education field in the Ashanti region. The ceremony was preceded by a gathering of the college Principal, vice-principal (Mr.Agyei), the Dean of students affairs (Mr Augustine Agyei)teaching and non-teaching staff members, all first and second-year students of the above-mentioned institution at the college auditorium at exactly 10:30 a.m. and was presided over by Rev Kwaku Owusu, a representative of the college council chairman, Rt. Rev. Christopher Nyarko Andam.
Before the program began, a song was sung from the Methodist hymnal after which a wonderful prayer was said by Reverend Samuel Dentoh the college chaplain.
Mr Michael Duah Sarpong popularly known as TM who was the MC then introduced the two principals, the executives of the alumni, teaching and non-teaching staff members, dignitaries, SRC executives and the student fraternity.
The president of the alumni of Offinso College Of Education, Professor Samuel Adu Boahen was called to present to the house the reasons for the gathering. According to him, the group’s motivation is to take Offinso College of Education to a different level and therefore decided to build a 100 seated VIP stand as part of the preparations towards the 2020 Ashanti and Brong Ahafo (ASHBA) games which will be hosted by the college in addition to jerseys and footballs that were given to the various halls a week before the ceremony.
According to him, the whole project will cost the association a hundred thousand Ghana cedis. He added that other projects are in the pipeline and members of the association are ever ready to support the school in all endeavours. He, the president of the alumni admonished the entire students to be disciplined and take their studies seriously since it’s their main reason for coming to the college. He again added that students should allow themselves to be groomed by tutors and lecturers to become good teachers and useful to their respective Societies. After the pep talk, some of the members of the alumni of which some are professors, soldiers, Lecturers, tutors etc were given the opportunity to share their life experiences and mentioned the house they belonged to during their stay on campus. The twin halls which were mentioned at the gathering were Sawyer and Afranewaa hall, Wiafe Akenten and Offin hall, Amakohemaa and Crakye Denteh hall and Wesley and Turnbull hall. Students were inspired and so happy that some of the members of the alumni are from their halls.
On behalf of the college council, Students Representative Council and members of staff (teaching and non-teaching), the principal of the college, Rev. Joseph Nkyi Asamoah expressed his profound gratitude to the members of the group for their thought and eminence effort in ensuring that the college fared well. He again assured the old students He strongly promised and assured them measures will be put in place to protect and maintain everything presented to the college as well as ensuring the early completion of the project.
All present for the ceremony moved to the college field, a prayer was said for the commencement of the project.
AFARI ACKAH VICTOR ( PRO -OFFINSO COLLEGE OF EDUCATION)