The Forces Old Students Association (FOSA) of the Forces Senior High Technical School (FSHTS) has celebrated its maiden homecoming from October 31 to November 3, 2019 at Burma Camp in Accra.
The four day celebration under the theme: “Quality Education and Discipline, My Role”, was aimed at reuniting all past students of the school, associate and rejuvenate alumni activities that will foster development of the school.
Launching the event at the Garrison Methodist Presbyterian Church (GMPC), the president of FOSA, Mr Harrison Ashong in his address stated that the aim of the celebration was not only to reunite past students but to also raise funds to construct an ultra-modern sickbay to cater for the healthcare of students.
He appealed to all past students, parents, individuals, organisations and the military high command to help gather resources to put up the sickbay. He entreated continuing students to join the Association after completion to help develop the school.
The Guest speaker, Member of Parliament (MP) for La Dadekotopon Constituency who doubles as the Deputy Communication Minister, Hon Vincent Odotei Sowah, in his speech lauded the FOSA executives for such an initiative to reunite old students to reminisce and share ideas to support the developmental agenda of the school.
Citing the theme for the celebration, Hon Odotei Sowah said quality education is supported by three key pillars which are ensuring access to quality teachers, providing the use of quality teaching and learning materials and establishing a safe and conducive environment for the student and urged FOSA to support its alma mater.
He also made it known that later in the year he will commission and donate a bathroom for both boys and girls to the school. He further assured the school authorities that he will redeem all his pledges of donating office supplies to the school.
The Guest of Honor, an old student of the school, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Southern Command, Brig Gen Stanley Brain Alloh said he was glad to share such a memorable event with the members of FOSA and to address some of the challenges of the school.
Brig Gen Alloh charged the school authorities to make all first year students join the cadet corps to have some form of discipline instilled in the students. He added that the old students should conduct a Career Guidance and Counseling programs to help continuing students in future.
The Chairperson, an old student of the school, Director Education, Col Anita Asmah in her remarks thanked the FOSA executives and 2001 group for donating to the school two boxes of books and 100 plastic chairs respectively.
She urged the current students to strive for excellence in everything they do especially in their academics.
The Homecoming celebration was climaxed with an exhibition, jama night, health walk, medical screening for teachers and students, food bazaar, live band and a thanks giving service at GMPC.