Sunday, 04 June 2023

Be inspired by the lives of successful old students, YEA CEO to Kumasi High SHS


The Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Employment Agency, Mr. Kofi Baah Agyepong has urged students of the Kumasi Senior High School, his alma mater, and all Senior High School students across the country, to be motivated by themselves and be inspired by the lives of successful old students.

Addressing a large gathering of students and some old students at the Kumasi Senior High School on the school’s Careers and Guidance Day on Thursday 30th March 2023, Mr. Agyepong recounted his days back on campus. According to Mr. Agyepong, he resolved to make his course the choicest and became passionate about reading, communication and journalism from his early days in the ‘Toronto desert’ as the school is affectionately called. He was mindful of his pursuit of an exemplary future and pursued that with all passion even in the midst of youthful exuberance that characterised student life in his day on the campus of Kumasi High School.

The CEO took time to urge the students to mindful of the stress their parents and government have gone through to put them to this stage of their academic ladder and reward their parents by making the requisite grades through hard work and a studious lifestyle. “You may never meet some of the people you are sitting here with, for the rest of your life, and so since bonding and networking are as equally important, do not be derailed by negative attitudes of friends, but focus on excelling and becoming successful in life. It is the only way, the school will recognise and invite you back,” he told the students.

The Assistant Registrar at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Mr. Festus Nyame, who is an old student of Kumasi Senior High School also shared his experiences during his days in the school after he had earlier on taken the students through courses offered by the universities, new trends in education and some of the relevant skills a student should pursue in addition to the readings at whichever tertiary institutions they found themselves.

The Headmaster of the school, Mr. Bernard Hall-Baidoo addressing the gathering, reiterated that aside the classroom engagement, the most important assets in the world of work and career paths are positive attitudes, dedication, selflessness and hard work. Mr. Hall-Baidoo eulogised Mr. Agyepong and other old students in positions of trust for their outstanding work in the development of Ghana and their will to give back to their roots whenever they are called upon. He was appreciative of Mrs. Lydia Martins, Career and Guidance Coordinator of the school for putting together such a remarkable programme with the school’s Students Representative Council (SRC).

Other guests included, Emmanuel Kwasi Afriyie Director of Corporate Affairs for YEA, Lawyer Ernest Opoku Nti also of YEA, Akwasi Apraku Agyepong an old student, and a host of other old students and dignitaries.

YEA is a Government Agency setup by law to provide jobs and create employment opportunities for the youth of Ghana



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