The Catholic Bishop of Koforidua Diocese, Most Rev. Joseph Afrifah -Agyekum says humility is a virtue that has to be assimilated by all irrespective of one’s status. According to him, this holds the key to unlocking many doors and challenges in our daily living and interactions.
Most Rev. Afrifah-Agyekum said this in a sermon at the 2022 Roses Old Students Association Thanksgiving Service in Akwatia in the Eastern Region.
The Thanksgiving Service which is an annual event is organised by the Old Students of Saint Roses Senior High School (ROSA) in honour of St. Rose of Lima, the patron Saint of the school. The celebration provides an opportunity for socialization and the coming together of olf students to celebrate their Alma Mater. Again, various years groups and the ROSA body use the opportunity to present projects and donations to the school.
In previous years such donations have been highlights of speech and prize-giving day celebrations. This year the 1982,1992, 2002 and 2012 year groups who celebrated 40, 30, 20 and 10 years respectively since completing their education in the esteemed institution, played key roles in organising and attending the thanksgiving service which was held in Akwatia.
The highlight of the celebration was the unveiling and commissioning of projects by the celebrating year groups.
The 1982 year group presented a model dining hall table to symbolically represent the giving of new dining hall tables to revamp the facilities of the students' dining hall.
1992(94) year group renovated and refurbished an open-air uncompleted bathhouse facility at a cost of over two hundred thousand Ghana Cedis. The unveiling of the facility was enjoyed by all present.
The 2002 year group commissioned an elevated entrance for the school, whilst the 2012 year group also promised to undertake a development project to support the school.
The Headmistress of Saint Roses Senior High School, Madam Marian Esi Jackson giving a brief background of the school said it was established in 1965 with about 72 students. Today, the school has a population of over thousand, eight hundred.
The school has therefore undergone great expansion. A lot of expanded facilities provided by the Government through the Ghana Education Service have been undertaken. There is however always room for additional infrastructure.
The development. As such the support from old girls is very ideal and needed. As is done in many other schools it's a culture that must be imbibed by all. Through ROSA, the school and students have received tremendous support, especially in the refurbishment of its existing facilities. This without any doubt is a key advantage in strengthening the education of young ladies. She was therefore grateful once again to ROSA. The support and dedication to give to the school over the years remain deeply appreciated and recognized.
In addition, the Headmistress mentioned that the school remains outstanding in the provision of quality and comprehensive education to young girls. It is, without doubt, one of the best girls' senior high schools in Ghana and the best in the Eastern Region. She further proffered that she has committed and dedicated Teaching and non-teaching Staff who are always working to ensure the school becomes the best in Ghana.
The President of the 1992 and 94-year group Mrs Sandra Opoku handed over the bathhouse project to the school and indicated that aside from this project, there are others in the pipeline to be done to appreciate the school.
The other year groups also took turns making donations and pledges.
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