Saturday, 20 April

Achimota celebrates 97th School Founders Day March 1st

Achimota Oid Students Association

The 97th Achimota School Founders Day Celebration is anticipated to take place on March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2024, at the Achimota Secondary School.

This year's celebration is themed “Nurturing the Present, Restoring the Legacy”. 

The celebration is to maintain cherished traditions while challenging Akoras and, indeed, all Ghanaians to debate and rethink the Achimota vision with the above theme.

From the statement released by the Publicity Committee dated 21st February 2024, other activities for this year include the dedication of the refurbished Assembly Hall and a Press Conference on the Achimota School Endowment Trust (ASET) Fund on Thursday, 29th February 2024 at 9 am.  

Again, from 4 – 7 pm, same day, the Vernissage of an Art Exhibition, dubbed AKORA art, will take place at BAN2 Gallery, Community 3, Tema. This six-day exhibition will showcase the artistic works of Akoras, focusing on the Maestro - Amon Kotei - the designer of our nation’s coat of arms.

The high point of the Founders Day festivity is the Grand Durbar, taking place on Saturday afternoon. It displays exquisitely a choreographed array of musical and dance forms from diverse ethnic backgrounds, in keeping with Achimota’s yearning for ethnic, racial, and religious harmony: That All May Be One.  

Significantly, the extravaganza at the Durbar aligns with Ghana Heritage Month as the latter seeks to showcase the country’s rich cultural and material heritage. Again, the School’s physical infrastructure is an exemplary colonial-era edifice, which makes it one of Ghana’s treasured material and cultural assets

Source: Source: Amoanimaa Osei