Adisadel Celebrates 105 years
Cape Coast, March 16, 2015, Graphic Online - The government has been urged to
fix the unimpressive macro economic climate that is dampening the hope of
reviving employment fortunes in the country.
The Strategy and Corporate Affairs Director of the Ghana Cement Company, Rev. Dr
George Dawson-Ahmoah, said “job opportunities are declining because industries
are collapsing,” and urged the government to fix it.
Rev. Dr Dawson-Ahmoah was speaking as the Guest Speaker at the 105th Speech and
Prize-giving Day of the Adisadel College in Cape Coast at the weekend.
It was on the theme: Bridging the gap between Academia and Industry — A
Collaborative Partnership. He urged the government to work harder to fix the
bottlenecks hampering industrial growth to help sustain old businesses and grow
“Where are the shoe, jute and rubber factories. Coca Cola and Tullow Oil are
downsizing, Newmont has finished,” he observed. Rev. Dr Dawson-Ahmoah, who is an
old student of the college, cited the lack of access to credit, cost of credit,
high taxes, instability of the currency and the erratic power supply as some of
the serious bottlenecks collapsing industries.
He noted that the academia and industry collaboration was not yet successful in
Ghana due to inadequate innovative human resource. He called for specialised
institutions to help train qualified human resource with practical skills needed
on the job market for the private sector to live up to its role as the engine of
He also called for the establishment of entrepreneurship centres to train people
to start their own businesses, saying that out of the 255,000 youth who joined
the labour force annually, 5,000, representing 6.5 per cent were employed by the
formal sector. He called for a review of curricula and counselling centres to
support the youth to make the right career choices. He urged students to be
disciplined and studious and also focus on achieving greater heights.
Guest of Honour
A Ghanaian radiologist based in the USA, Dr. Godfred Gaisie, who was the Guest of
Honour, said Ghana’s youth must learn from the mistakes of past and current
leaders in order to build a more prosperous nation. To do this, he said the
youth must be determined to build a less corrupt society in future. “Be a
generation that totally banished corruption from Ghana,” he said.
Dr. Gaisie, Managing Director of the Department of Radiology, Akrons Children
Hospital, USA, who is a member of the 1965 year group, said the youth must work
to build themselves up to be able to squarely deal with the socio-economic
challenges facing the country.
“It becomes your responsibility as future leaders
to learn from our mistakes and set the country on the right path because you
will inherit it after we leave,” he stated. He said the youth must be more
determined to solve the problems of flooding in the nation’s cities and provide
a reliable water and electricity supply system to make the country a better one.ricity supply system to make the country a better one.
Dr. Gaisie indicated that the 1965 year group presented a new computer system for
the schools 40-seat computer laboratory. He explained that the system would
allow students to use the laboratory for basic computer literacy and for
advanced information technology skills for elective Information and
Communications Technology (ICT) students, including visual basic
The Headmaster of Adisadel College, Mr. William Kusi-Yeboah, said discipline in
the school had improved significantly. He called for support for the completion
of stalled projects, including a centenary auditorium, the dormitory complex,
staff bungalows and classrooms.
The 1990 year group sponsored the occasion, while the 2001 year group and the
Lancaster University made presentations to the school.
Students and staff who
excelled in their various fields of endeavour were rewarded.
Full Speech by
the Guest of Honour - Dr. Gaisie
Profile of Guest of Honour - Dr. Gaisie
105th. Speech Day Awards
Sponsors & Winners
105th. Speech Day -
Core Awards Winners
105th. Speech Day -
Appreciation From Headmaster
The Headmaster and Management of Adisadel College are very grateful to the
National Executive Committee (NEC) for all that they have done for the publicity
and marketing and championing of Adisadel College particularly the initiative to
complete the almighty College fence wall. We are hopeful that the collaboration
and spirit of teamwork would persist till the 2nd coming of our Great Rabbi
Jesus Christ in the interest of our Alma Mater.
We are equally appreciative of all Santaclausians as well as our benefactors and
well wishers. We love you to the max. God will certainly reward all of us
abundantly. VEL PRIMUS VEL CUM PRIMIS.
William Kusi Yeboah, Santa '77
National Executive Committee (NEC)
The NEC wishes to express it's heartfelt gratitude to all Santaclausians
who supported and assisted in the organisation of the 105th Speech and
Prize Giving day and the 2015 Annual Congress of Old Boys on Saturday
14th March, 2015.
Participation at this year's speech day was very impressive.
To the Sponsoring year group we say thank you for a yeoman's job. You
did marvelously well.
To the 1965 Year Group, God richly bless you for giving you the strength
and will to celebrate your golden jubilee after leaving the HILL.
We say a Big Thank you to Dr. Godfrey Gaisie, 1965 and Rev. Dr. George
Dawson-Ahmoah, 1977 who were the Guest of Honor and Guest Speakers for
this year's Speech Day. God richly bless you for your effort, time and
resources expended to make the speech day a special one. We are grateful.
NEC Congress Report
The president's and financial reports were read. Members present
congratulated the executives for a good work and were particularly
impressed by the financial position of the NEC.
Members wanted the current team to stay on for a new term considering
the excellent work done but the Executives raised a constitutional
challenge that needed to be addressed. Lawyer Daniel Owusu Nyampong of the 1983 year group was made the
returning officer and mandated to explain the constitution to the
The constitution limits Executives to 2 consecutive terms of 2 years
each for each position. The outgoing executives have serve their maximum
at each position already with the exception of the President and elected
The nominations for the following positions had been received
2. the 2 vice presidents
4. Assistant Secretary
5. Organising Secretary
6. 3 elected member positions
The Secretary and Financial Secretary positions had no nominations and
where thus declared vacant.
After much deliberations and disagreements, elections were conducted.
The following members were elected as our new NEC Members for a 2 year
||Hon. Kojo Yankah
|Vice President Finance & Administration
|Vice President Communications & Operations
||Clint Yoosi Boaponsem
The mandate of the Secretary and Financial Secretary was extended by a
term after a resolution was passed by congress to maintain them:
To Mr. Franklin Nuamah, Ex-NEC President and Mr. George Jerry Hanson,
Ex-Vice President Communications and Operations, we appreciate your works
and we are glad to have worked with you. We will still consult.
Rt. Rev'd Dr. Victor Reginald Atta
Chairman - Adisadel College Board of Directors
Mr. William Kusi-Yeboah
The Clock Tower