Akropong, Feb. 07, GNA – The Okuapemman School has held a memorial lecture in honour of the late Mr Opoku Akyeampong, Founder of the school, at Akropong.
The lecture was aimed at inculcating in the students the sacrificial, selfless and hardworking lifestyle of the late Mr Akyeampong and to relive his vision and patriotism.
The lectures were on the theme ‘Reliving the vision and patriotism of Barrister Opoku Akyeampong’ and ‘Equipping the youth for the future: the moral and academic dimension’ which were respectively handled by Mrs Angela Larbi Odei, daughter of the founder and Ms Afua Asabea Yeboah, a past student.
Mrs Odei said the late Mr Akyeampong, as a child, was easy to be brought up by his parents and the community in which he lived.
She said her father was a generous person who was ever willing to give back to society whatever he had and that he never also took his family and friends for granted.
Mrs Odei testified that her father always had the society, his family and his friends’ needs at heart and that it was therefore not surprising he thought of the future generation of the society and founded Okuapemman School.
‘The founder of this school saw a need and followed it with passion and when you marry vision and passion, you find the path leading to a goal and that is what the founder did,’ she said.
Ms Yeboah said knowledge without morality was very dangerous for the nation and that it was so disturbing to see many youth grow up to engage in irresponsible acts.
She said morality was different from religion and that the two should not be confused and suggested that teachers, religious leaders and stakeholders come together to plan a curriculum for the teaching of morality.
Ms Yeboah urged the students to start dreaming of who they would want to become in future and to develop a strong passion for their dreams.
‘As youth, you must start living your passion because it is that which will give you happiness when you grow up.’
Nii Ayitey Hammond, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Charter House, reminded the students that dream had nothing to do with age and so they should not think they needto grow up before they could start to dream of whom to become.
‘Dream does not go with age, so you must not say when I grow up I will dream; start dreaming now,’ he said.