The Zion College, located in Anloga in the Volta Region has launched its 80th anniversary on the theme: “Promoting Quality Education: The Role of Stakeholders in Moving Zion College Forward”.
The Reverend Dr Hilliard K. Dela Dogbe, the Presiding Bishop of the A.M.E Zion Church, Western West Africa Episcopal District, speaking at the launch in Accra on Wednesday said since the inception of the school in 1937, it had remained committed to championing quality education in the country.
Rev. Dogbe said the vision for birthing the College was borne out of an urgent need for secondary education in the region and the need to provide opportunity for further self-development to the youth.
He said the exploits and contributions of students of the College to national development bear ample testimony to the important role it had played in the transformation.
“If the college is to remain relevant and not just add up to the statistics of Senior High Schools, it is imperative that we the present stakeholders remind ourselves of what informed the establishment of this great institution and recommit ourselves to it,” he added.
Rev Dogbe urged all present and past students of the college to put its house in order and have a formidable and united alumni association to make the college a center of academic and moral excellence in the region.
“Let us unite and pool our resources for the common good, whether we had good experiences as students or bad experiences, we must admit that going through Zion College has greatly contributed to our formation and a great contributor to where we are today,” he added.
He made a donation of GHc5,000.00 as a seed money towards a chapel project fund and appealed to all stakeholders to contribute to the fund since the college lacked a place of worship.
Mr David M. K. Kukuia, the Headmaster of the College said the school’s current population was 1,535; saying there was the need for unity among all stakeholders to transform the college in a higher pedestal.
He mentioned that lack of infrastructural development such as classrooms, computer laboratory, assembly halls among others were some of the challenges affecting learning and teaching in the institution.
He urged all stakeholders to come together and forge ahead and contribute towards the infrastructural needs of the college.