The 1997 year group of the Presbyterian Boys Senior Secondary School (Presec) has donated several items to the clinic of the school and undertaken a major facelift of the clinic building in Legon, Accra.
The project executed in January 2015 was funded through contributions from group members in Ghana and the Diaspora which amounted to GHC10, 000 to refurbish the clinic building and donate a stock of materials and drugs to the clinic.
The project involved painting of the external and internal walls of the clinic, replacement of old louvre blades, window nettings and bulbs. Other items provided to the eight-bed clinic were mattresses, bedsheets, pillowcases, curtains, ceiling fans, a fridge and cleaning equipment.
As an outcome of a needs assessment undertaken in 2014 that involved consultations with the headmistress of the school and student leaders, the 1997 Year Group also donated a full year?s stock of over-the-counter drugs and other medical supplies to the clinic which now caters to over 3000 students every term.
The items included analgesics, antimalarial drugs, antibiotics, ORS, hand sanitizers, cough mixtures and first aid kits.
At a formal event to mark the completion of works and donation of items to the school, Dr Eugene Tettey, the president of the 1997 year group, expressed the group?s commitment to working closely with the apex Old Boys? Association in making Presec one of the most sought-after secondary schools in Ghana. He shared fond memories of the group members? days at Presec and how the school?s great legacy had inspired its alumni to great exploits and heights in both public and private sectors in Ghana.
According to Dr Tettey ‘the group was taking the first step in helping the school deal with an increase in malaria cases by piloting the use of malaria test kits at the clinic.” He also indicated that, the year group is also looking at the possibility of alumni doctors attendding to sick students once every week.
He added that ?aalthough Presec is better known as one of the best science schools in West Africa, it has spawned many icons in all areas of human endeavor. Indeed, the 1997 year group has produced a good number of budding businessmen and entrepreneurs; an attestation that the school produces more rounded students than it is usually credited for.?
The headmistress of Presec-Legon, Mrs Lady Queene Asiedu-Akrofie, expressed deep gratitude to the 1997year group and affirmed commitments she made at the 2014 speech and prize-giving day to make Presec a model high school in Ghana. She described the donations and the project as timely, coming at a time when the demands of the school population was making it increasingly difficult to fund the needs of the clinic.
President of the Old Boys Association of Presec-Legon, Rev Dr Ebenezer Markwei, and Mr Offei-Annor, the Director of Projects of the Old Boys Association also congratulated the group for a good job done and assures to strengthen the fraternity and build a school with projects and good admistration.