The 1999 old students year group of Accra Academy who funded the renovation and refurbishment of the school’s staff common room, have officially handed over the project after its completion

The GHC55,000 newly-refurbished staff common room was in fulfillment of a promise by the 1999 year group following an appeal from the management of the school.

The amount covered the cost of providing four air conditioners which changed the entire ventilation to give more comfort, a  55inch television set, and another 43-inch size, a refrigerator, rewiring of the entire room, the entire makeover of furniture, painting as well as tiling the floor and the provision of blind curtains among many other expenses.

Accra Academy 1999

During the handing over ceremony which had the leadership of the current students in attendance, the President of the 1999 year group,  Yao Anani Kuwornu, eulogised the teachers for their efforts in shaping their minds towards preparing members of his year group for the world of work.

He also acknowledged the then headmistress, Beatrice Lokko who he described as passionate and firm.

“As a climax to our 20th-anniversary celebration we are delighted to be able to give back by refurbishing the staff common room,” he noted.

“We know that this is your next home away from your respective homes so we considered the need to contribute our widow’s mite to your comfort. We hope that by providing a modern and useful place of rest, you have the soundness of mind to continue to impact our little brothers,” he submitted.

Accra Academy 1999

The headmaster, William Foli Garr on his part, called on other past students to emulate the example of the 1999 year group, saying he has always enquired from old boys who come to his office what they have done for the school.

For him, the refurbishment of the staff common room by the 1999 year group, therefore, answers that particular question and hope other year groups will follow suit.

He said government cannot do much when it comes to the provision of infrastructure since the resources have gone into the free Senior High School policy.

He, however, called on the current students to take good care of logistical support that is provided by the old students, urging them to do away with behaviors that tend to destroy school facilities since such destructions only go to widen the infrastructure needs of the school.