The Mfantsipim School in the Central Region has marked its 143rd Founders Day celebration with an advice to students to learn positive habits and traits of persons who contributed to the school’s success.
Magnus Rex Danquah, founder of
Rics Consult Limited, who made the call, specifically mentioned some persons
who had been named after the school’s various dormitories indicating that their
exploits were essential in shaping students’ attitudes for the future.
of these dormitories should over time learn to inculcate these traits and
attributes in your lives because once you appreciate them, you will begin to
take better care of things in the dormitory and have consciousness to put
things right without prodding.
fact, the administration would also then not look for extra funds every term to
amend and repair the school’s properties,” he stated.
year’s celebration was on the theme, “Let Mfantsipim Pass through You.”
to Mr Danquah, the success of students in life to a large extent depended on “a
holistic change of values, beliefs, principles and philosophies that ought to
influence their lives which is moulded in the schools name, anthem, song, logo
and motto- Dwen Hwe Kan.”
alumni entreated students to envisage their future aspirations “to provide the
continuum of all that Mfantsipim stands for to this nation and the world at
large” and pen them down in what he called, the “Mfantsipin time capsule.”
will be sealed as part of a planned heritage site for the school so that each
decade when you will have to come back to campus, then you can check how right
you have been with such dreams.”
is an exercise for each and every one of us to see into the future, set
benchmarks for life, forecast our own future so we could appreciate life better
because it is only when an old boy has experienced what Mfantsipim truly is and
allowed it to pass through him would you have said to have truly lived and be
counted as one of the saints,” he said.
To the Chief Executive Officer, the school represented hope to the country and “we cannot afford to fail our nation, Ghana and Africa as the founding father planned and especially why they planned to have the Mfantsipim School and University across Africa over 143 years ago.”
By Times Reporter
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