PRESS RELEASE BY ADISADEL COLLEGE NATIONAL CENTENARY PLANNING COMMITTEE TO USHER IN THE CENTENARY YEAR (4TH JANUARY1910 TO 4TH JANUARY 2010)
A special Trade and Exhibition fair, dubbed “Santa Centefair”, to provide the platform for old students of Adisadel College who are in the manufacturing sector, trade, and other service providers to showcase their products and services is one of the major events slated for the commemoration of the 100 years anniversary of the school. The fair to be held in May 2010 in Accra is also expected to attract participation of the general public. This was announced by the chairman of the National Centenary Planning Committee (CPC), Mr. Jose Nicco-Annan in his New Year message to all past and present students of Adisadel College, popularly referred to as “Santaclausians”
He said Adisadel College, ranked among the top 100 most outstanding and prominent colleges in Africa, should, at 100, not only be seen celebrating this occasion in fanfare but rather have a meaningful success story to tell. It is in this direction that some of the programmes designed for the centenary celebration are geared towards showcasing the contribution of Santaclausians towards national and global development. Mr. Nicco-Annan charged Santaclausians who are in industry, trade and commerce as well as the general public to take advantage of this unique platform, the first of its kind to be associated with such celebrations of a school in the country, and showcase their potential to the world.
Mr. Nicco-Annan further disclosed that the official launch of the year long celebrations kick-starts with a special church service to commemorate the formal signing of the Adisadel College charter that brought into being Adisadel College. The service will be held on Monday, 4th January, 2010 starting at 10am at Christ Church Cathedral, Cape Coast, the venue of the signing of the charter, and will be presided over by Most Reverend Justice Ofei Akrofi, Bishop of Accra and Archbishop & Primate of the Church of the Province of West Africa, assisted by all Anglican bishops.
Other programmes earmarked for celebrations are a Fundraising Dinner Dance in Accra, a Book Launch and Lecture Series in Kumasi and Accra, Thanksgiving Service in Accra, the Homecoming Speech Day in Cape Coast, a Medical Outreach and Centenary Durbar and an Awards Dinner Dance at Cape Coast.
Touching on the ongoing construction works of the Centenary Resource Centre Complex, Mr. Nicco-Annan lamented the slow response of some Santaclausians in the payment of their contributions toward the realization of this dream. The completion of the Centenary Resource Centre is a challenge not only to the CPC, but also the School Management and Board of Governors, as well as other concerned old boys. He said that if well meaning Santaclausians have any gratitude to express towards their alma mater, then this is the time they should gird up their loins and give the school their best.
Mr. Nicco-Annan wished Santaclausians the best of the ensuing year and urged them to update themselves with news on the school and the centenary celebrations by contacting the secretariat of the CPC (telephone 021-255153/4) and regular visits to the following websites:http://www.adisadelonlinehttp://www.adisadelcollege.net
Coordinator, Publicity Committee