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63RD INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

63RD INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE

OKAIKWEI NORTH MUNICIPAL EDUCATION DIRECTORATE

The programme was the first of its kind to be organized by the Okaikwei North

Municipal Assembly under the theme, “CONSOLIDATING THE GAINS”.

A total of Thirty (30) Public and Private schools participated in the programme which comprised of Nine Hundred (900) students/pupils.

The Education Department had four (4) Primary Schools; five (5) Public Junior High Schools; three (3) Private Junior High Schools; nine (9) School Cadets; one (1) TVET School; three (3) School Clubs; a school band; and two (2) School Cultural Troupes on parade, which participated.

ARRIVAL OF CONTINGENTS

The contingents delayed in arriving to the parade ground at the scheduled time (6:00am). As a result, breakfast delayed and this led to the late start of the programme.

START OF PROGRAMME

The contingents marched unto the parade ground at 8:50am instead of 7:30am.

THE PARADE

The following activities took place:

  • Opening prayers were done in traditional, Islam and Christian way.
  • The welcome address was delivered by the Municipal Education Director.
  • The parade was reviewed/inspected by the Municipal Chief-Executive of the Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly; Municipal Coordinating Director; the

Municipal Education Director, Okaikwei North; and the Member of Parliament of Okaikwei North Constituency;

  • There was slow and quick marching drills by the school cadets; and a quick marching drill by the other contingents;
  • There was drum appellation and the children’s message to the President delivered by some school children;
  • The anniversary message was also delivered by Municipal Chief Executive, Okaikwei North;
  • Cultural displays were performed by the two cultural troupes; and
  • Finally, there was declaration of results of the march past and presentation of certificates of participation and certificates of merits to deserving contingents.
  • Aswarudeen Islamic Basic and Apenkwa Presby Primary were adjudged the best contingents for JHS and Primary respectively. With Aggrey Basic and Achimota Basic placing 2nd and 3rd for JHS division where as Nii Okai Basic and Abeka 2 Primary placed 2nd and 3rd for primary division.

CLOSURE OF PROGRAMME

The parade came to an end at 11:40am. The dignitaries moved off the ground first before the contingents marched off to the dining hall of Achimota Basic School for their refreshment

OBSERVATION

  1. The contingents on parade were made up of learners of both public and private schools in the Okaikwei North Municipal.
  2. There was only one school from the second cycle that turned up for the parade and that is Accra Girls Vocational Institute.
  3. The only Public SHS in the municipal, Achimota SHS failed to turn up for the parade as a result of their Founders Day activities.
  4. The contingents were all smartly dressed in their anniversary uniforms or school uniforms.
  5. All the contingents arrived late for the early start of the parade. That caused the programme to delay for an hour.
  6. The dignitaries and distinguish guests arrived early and had to wait for the contingents to march onto the parade ground.
  7. There were more Army Cadet on parade than other forms of cadets.
  8. Some cadet contingents were on parade without rifles(guns).

RECOMMENDATION

  1. To sustain and to improve the standard displayed, the assembly has to seek for sponsorship for the school in order to lessen the financial burden on the assembly and also to be able to feed the children well on such an important celebration.
  2. To avoid lateness due to transport arrangements, the assembly should arrange with either” AAYALOLO” buses or GPRTU by writing to them officially to convey the contingents from their schools to the parade grounds by 6:30am.
  3. To make the parade more colorful, there should be auditioning of contingents especially the cadets to make sure that other forms of cadets also get representation on the square. Example, Police, Fire Service, Immigration etc cadets.
  4. No cadet contingent would be allowed to be on parade without rifles.
  5. The Education Directorate should be given its portion of the total budget to run the celebration in future to avoid the delays that characterized the payment of T&T and refreshment to the teachers.
  6. Funds should also be made available ahead of time for trainers who train the contingents during and after the celebration as a form of motivation.

CONCLUSION

Though the programme had a late-start, the turn-out was very impressive and colorful. The performance was very good.

APPENDIX I:

LIST OF SCHOOL THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE PARADE.

CONTINGENT NUMBER NAME OF CONTINGENT CIRCUIT TYPE OF CONTINGENT
1. ST. CHARLSE LWANGA R/C BASIC SCHOOL ABBEKA,23 SCHOOL CADET CONTINGENTS
2. ACHIMOTA BASIC SCHOOL ACHIMOTA, 24
3. TESANO JHS APENKWA, 25
4. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION R/C BASIC SCHOOL NEW

ACHIMOTA, 26

5 PRETTY PEEP SCHOOL ABEKA,23
6. COLOUR PARTY NEW

ACHIMOTA

.26

7 DESTINY CHILD SCHOOL ACHIMOTA, 24
8 UNTO OTHERS SCHOOL APENKWA,

 

25
9 LIVING GOD SCHOOL CADET NEW

ACHIMOTA, 26

10 FRUS ACADEMY NEW

ACHIMOTA

,26

1 ACCRA GIRLS VOCATIONAL INSTITUTION APENKWA, 25 SECOND CYCLE

SCHOOL

CONTINGENT

1 ANSWARUDEEN ISLAMIC BASIC ABBEKA,23 JHS CONTINGENTS
2 AGGREY BASIC SCHOOL ACHIMOTA, 24
3 APENKWA PRESBY JHS APENKWA, 25
4 NII BOI TOWN JHS NEW

ACHIMOTA, 26

5 ACHIMOTA BASIC ACHIMOTA, 24
6 ST. THOMAS SCHOOL ABEKA,23
7 NEW LIFE SCHOOL ACHIMOTA, 24
8 SEED AND HARVEST SCHOOL APENKWA , 25
1 ABEKA 2 PRIMARY ABBEKA,23 PRIMARY

SCHOOL

CONTINGENTS

2 NII OKINE BASIC SCHOOL ACHIMOTA, 24
3 APENKWA PRESBY PRIMARY APENKWA, 25
4 NII BOI TOWN SDA PRIMARY NEW

ACHIMOTA, 26

1 GIRLS GUIDE SOCIETY,ACHIMOTA BASIC ACHIMOTA, 24 SCHOOL CLUBS
2 RED CROSS SOCIETY,ACHIMOTA

BASIC

ACHIMOTA, 24
3 TESANO JHS APENKWA, 25
1 DRUM APPELLATION AND

POETRY RECITAL

GROUP,FADAMA CLUSTER OF

SCHOOLS;AND ST. CHARLSE

LWANGA R/C BASIC SCHOOL.

ABEKA,23 CULTURAL
2 CULTURAL TROUPE,FADAMA CLUSTER OF SCHOOLS;AND ST. ABEKA,23
CHARLSE LWANGA R/C BASIC SCHOOL. TROUPE
3 ACHIMOTA BASIC SCHOOL TROUPE ACHIMOTA, 24
1 ASIAMAH MEMORIAL PREPARATORY NEW

ACHIMOTA, 26

SCHOOL BAND
1 HARROW INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ABEKA,23 PARTICIPATED

WITHOUT

INVITATION

APPENDIX II:

SWINGING UNIFOR PUNCTUALI SOCKS SHOES BANNER LINE

RESULT OF MARCHING DRILLS.

S/N NAME OF CONTINGENT SCORE OBTAINED RANKING/POSITION
SCHOOL CADET DIVISION
1. FRUS ACADEMY 78% 1ST
2. PRETTY PEEP 76% 2ND
3. ACHIMOTA BASIC 73% 3RD
4. DESTINY CHILD 72.8% 4TH
5. ST.CHARLSE      LWANGA     R/C

BASIC

72.3% 5TH
6. IMMACULATE       CONCEPTION

R/C BASIC

70% 6TH
7. LIVING GOD PREPARATORY 68.6% 7TH
8. TESANO JHS 67.6% 8TH
9. UNTO OTHERS SCHOOL 65% 9TH
JHS DIVISION
1. ANSWARUDEEN ISLAMIC BASIC 82% 1ST
2. AGGREY BASIC 81.6% 2ND
3. ACHIMOTA BASIC 81.3% 3RD
4. ST. THOMAS PREPARATORY 79.3% 4TH
5. NII BOI TOWN SDA JHS 79% 5TH
6. APENKWA PRESBY JHS 76% 6TH
7. NEW LIFE PREPARATORY 75% 7TH
8. SEED AND HARVEST SCHOOL 73.5% 8TH
PRIMARY DIVISION
1. APENKWA PRESBY PRIMARY 82% 1ST
2. NII OKAI BASIC 77.6% 2ND
3. ABEKA 2 PRIMARY 76.6% 3RD
4. NII BOI TOWN SDA PRIMARY 75% 4TH

APPENDIX III:

AREAS USED FOR SCORING

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EYES RIGHT (10MARKS) LEADERS (15MARKS) COMPORTMENT (10MARKS) TURNING (10MARKS TOTAL (100%)

COMPILED BY:                                                                                    

MS DINAH ANDERSON,                                                                 

HEAD OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE                            

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Mr. GERALD MENSAH

HEAD OF SUPERVISION

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SIGNED

CYNTHIA ABONI

MUNICIPAL DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

OKAIKWEI NORTH

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