‘Bleoo-Academicians’ go home with their ‘wives’ this weekend

The annual Accra Academy Homecoming has taken an exciting twist this year with the promise by the ladies from St Mary’s to take part in the Homecoming 2014.

Under the umbrella body of ACASMA, the beautiful evergreen ladies from Merries will join their host, the achievers from Accra Academy for what will be a day of excitement and reminiscence, this Saturday.

By far the most vibrant SHS union in the country, the ACASMA flames will illuminate the Cathedral of brains and bring back the long cherished memories passed students of both institutions continue to fonder.

A press release signed by Nii Maale- Adsei an old student and one of the organisers of the Homecoming 2014 said “St Mary’s Old Girls Association  has officially sent a proposal to fully partner Accra Academy to celebrate Homecoming 2014 as well as participate in all activates lined up for the programme.”

The Speaker of Parliament Edward Doe Adjaho, who has promised to come home, revealed that the event is the biggest platform for members of the Old Boys Association, including those in the diaspora to regroup, reminiscence, network  and have fun.

“It also provides an opportunity to plan ways and means to assist the alma mater,” the speaker added.

Sporting disciplines lined up for the day include football, Jama or Oje competition, volleyball and Kenkey eating competition, ludu and ampe for the ladies.

‘It is going to be pure entertainment and lots of fun with some live music performance and some sizzling barbecue and cool drinks,”

Accra Ac
ademy was established on  July  20, 1931 by four young men all under the age of 30, G.N Alema 29, J.A Halm Addo 29, K.G Konuah 27, and S.N Awuletey 26.

Accra Academy was started in a building donated by Madam Ellen Buckle in the slums of James Town purposely for brilliant but needy students who couldn’t afford the Mfanstipims, Achimotas, Adisadels and the like.

The four young gentlemen were the first to establish a secondary school in Ghana as all the earlier schools were either established by the colonial government or missionaries.

The school has come a long way after 82 years and has produced a Head of State, back-to-back Speakers of Parliament, back-to-back Chief Justices, as well as host of ministers, doctors, engineers, ambassadors as well as entrepreneurs.

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