Achimota School has marked its 97th anniversary with great enthusiasm and revealed its centenary logo, officially initiating the countdown to the momentous 100th-year milestone in 2027.

The festivities, which took place on Saturday, January 27, 2024, in honour of Achimota's founding day, brought together current students, management, staff, and esteemed Akoras (alumni of the school) at the administration block's forecourt.

This event set the stage for a three-year buildup leading to the significant centenary celebration.

The celebration kicked off with a lively 6km health walk, organised by the Old Achimotan Association (OAA) as part of its commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle.

The walk aimed to enhance unity and well-being within the Akora community, many of whom actively engage in fitness activities on the school grounds.

During the festivities, the President of the Old Achimotan Association, Akora Joel Nettey, unveiled the theme for the centenary celebrations - "Achimota@100: Celebrating the Vision; Honouring the Legacy; Inspiring the Future."

He explained that the theme encapsulates three integral aspects: celebrating the founders' vision, honouring the rich legacy of the institution, and inspiring future generations to uphold the school's values and its unique focus on ensuring well-rounded humans by educating “the head, the heart and the hand”.

In his address to the assembly, the Headmaster of Achimota School, Ebenezer Acquaah conveyed gratitude for the unwavering support extended by the Akora community.

He underscored that the success of Achimota is significantly indebted to the continued engagement and contributions of its esteemed alumni.

“Over the years, Achimota School has strived to achieve what the founders envisioned for the school. The idea to celebrate Achimota School's birthday each year with a flag-raising ceremony started last year, and I believe it’s a good rallying point and occasion to remind all about the ideals on which Achimota was founded,” he said.

Expressing his appreciation, he extended thanks to the Akoras and underscored their crucial role in backing the school through diverse projects and renovations.

The Chairman of the Achimota@100 Planning Committee, Akora Harold Esseku, outlined the plans and programmes leading up to the centenary celebration.

Events such as the Achimota Speaks, Homecoming, Achimota Subjugates in Worship, Records Nights, Choral Fests, Blood Donation Campaigns as well as a drive from Gambaga to Accra are among the flagship events planned to commemorate this historic occasion.

The Executive Secretary of the Old Achimota Association, Akora Eunice Quarcoopome, called on Akoras worldwide to look forward to a momentous centenary celebration in 2027.

She assured Akoras that the Centenary Committee and the OAA Secretariat would coordinate all events throughout the lead-up year, ensuring a memorable and impactful celebration for all Akoras, their families, and friends.

The celebration reached its pinnacle with the symbolic hoisting of both the Ghanaian flag and the Achimota School flag, representing unity and pride in the school's rich heritage.

The focal point of the occasion was the official introduction of the centenary logo, a visual embodiment of the school's century-long journey and the collective accomplishments of its students, staff, and alumni.

Throughout the upcoming journey leading to the 100th anniversary, there will be an evident display of excitement, fondness, and a commitment to preserving the history and advancing the legacy of Achimota School.

The Achimota School community is gearing up for the historic milestone in 2027, and the ensuing three years are anticipated to be a period of reflection, celebration, inspiration, and giving back to the alma mater.

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