11 April 2018. The Services Primary and Junior High School has launched its 70th Anniversary celebrations on Wednesday 11 April 2018 at the Nicholson Stadium in Burma Camp.
The program began with a float by students and teachers; starting from the Directorate of Public Relations, Burma Camp, through the principal streets of Burma Camp, to 37 Military hospital and then to the Nicholson Stadium.
The Guest of Honour, Noble John Watson Otumfuo, an old student, stated that he was honoured to be back after many years as the guest of honour for the occasion. “For many of us, basic school was not all about getting quality training. It was a time to play, get dirty and make lifelong friends whilst getting the best education our parents sought for us. Primary school has set us up on the right path to a successful future, and this is what Services School has done excellently over the last decades”, he said.
He urged all those present to use the 70 years celebrations as an opportunity to reflect on their individual values and how they would continue to represent the school’s ambitions for the next 70 years, and encouraged the pupils to study hard.
He unveiled the Anniversary theme which is, “70 Years of Quality Education and Complete Human Development”.
The Chairperson, Lt Col Busy Kwame Boglo, gave an outline of the program line-up for the coming months, towards the main anniversary celebration, in October. He also encouraged the old students to come together and bring ideas to help in the celebrations as well as the betterment of the school.
The Headmistress of the school, Ms Ernestina Nyarko, acknowledged all who had helped in diverse ways to make the school what it is today. She highlighted some of the achievements of the school over the years. The school was adjudged the Best Primary School in the first ever Best Teacher Award, organized in the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LADMA). Three teachers were also adjudged the best in their respective subjects, namely English Language, Integrated Science and French.
Aside these great achievements, she revealed some challenges facing the school and appealed to philanthropists to come to their aid. She indicated that, the school needed an assembly hall, two classroom blocks for the kindergarten and a playground. She added that, the whole school needs to be rewired and the classroom blocks, renovated for effective studies.
Staff and Students engaged in various activities such as Taekwondo performance, football, tag of peace and sack race to launch the anniversary.