Mr Hackman Owusu Agyemang, an alumnus of St Augustine’s College, Cape Coast has appealed to old boys-Apsunians, to renew their support to the College that has helped to shape their lives.
Mr Owusu Agyemang, a member of the 1961 Augustine’s Past Students Union (APSU), made the call after participating in a walk to raise funds for his alma mater.
The event, which came on over the weekend was organised by the 1981 year group under the auspices of APSU national.
The event dubbed: “The Dining Hall Walk,” is designed to raise funds to replace the tables, benches and other items in the dining hall, estimated to cost GH¢90,000.
Citing his personal story, the former Member of Parliament for New Juaben North in the Eastern Region and former Minister of State during Kufuor’s regime said: “I owe what I am today to the good training and guidance given me at St Augustine’s College.”
“I am particularly grateful to the late Dr Kobina Bucknor, who was a Teacher, Senior House Master and Dean of Discipline at the College.”
Mr Owusu Agyemang said he learned basic etiquette and team building skills during his time at the College, adding that he would forever be grateful for the experience.
He has so far raised GH¢1,500 through sponsorship of the walk and pledged to continue supporting the College in all its endeavours.
Dr Anthony Osei, APSU National President said: “We recall the values and enduring ideals that bind us together, and make us great and strong. Our allegiance to St Augustine’s College and its motto – Omnia Vincit Labour is indeed a call to action.”
“Let us together embrace with solemn duty the spirit of team work, volunteerism and our civic responsibilities. Our generation can leave a legacy of opportunity and advancement in all spheres of human endeavour,” he said.
He announced a rental of office space at Trade Fair Site, Pavilion E, for APSU Secretariat, as well as the operationalisation of the alumni website: www. apsuworld.org.
Dr Osei said the institutionalisation of “One dollar a month” APSU Global Fund, is a game changer, which involves a critical mass of Apsunian’s contributing regularly to a dedicated fund.
The modalities he said would be announced shortly.
“We will provide our members with a valuable experience over and above simple memberships in the Alumni Association. We will work hard to strengthen the loyalty, pride, and tradition that we see in our alumni, students, and friends that contribute to the excellence of APSU.”
Mr Joseph Kweku Denanyoh, Assistant Headmaster (Domestic), who participated in the walk, thanked Apsunian’s for their good intentions and pledged on behalf of the Headmaster to work tirelessly to maintain high standards at the College.
Dr Kwesi Appiah, Convener of the 1981 year group, said the walk would be an annual affair.
He thanked the various individuals and organisations who sponsored the walk. These include: Magvlyn Industries, producers of Mobile Bottle Water for donating 100 cartons of bottled water and a cheque for GH¢ 2000.00. Magvlyn is owned by Magnus Nunoo-APSU 83 year group. Voltic also donated 10 cartons of bottled water and 20 bags of sachet water.
The walk coincided with the 79th birthday of Mr Kofi Adu, a member of the APSU 1955 year group. He was presented with the College souvenir by the National President.
APSU’s aims and objectives are: to promote and uphold the ideals for which the College was founded; to promote and enhance the School’s welfare and progress; to liaise and maintain funds for the steady development of the academic facility and to promote and encourage learning and high standards of education in the College and beyond. GNA