• Short Summary

    A NEW ROMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL BUILDING AT ABETIFI-KWAHU IN GHANA'S EASTERN REGION WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED ON 11 JUNE 1967 BY THE ADONTENHENE OF KWAHU, NANA OFORI AGYEMAN THE SECOND.

  • Description

    A NEW ROMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL BUILDING AT ABETIFI-KWAHU IN GHANA'S EASTERN REGION WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED ON 11 JUNE 1967 BY THE ADONTENHENE OF KWAHU, NANA OFORI AGYEMAN THE SECOND.

    HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ATTENDED THE OPENING CEREMONY, WHICH COINCIDED WITH THE LOCAL "AKWASIDAE", ONE OF THE REGION' TRADITIONAL FESTIVALS. SOLEMN HIGH MASS WAS CONDUCTED BY MONSIGNOR SAMUEL VAN DER PUIJE WHO ALSO BLESSED THE SCHOOL BUILDING. MONSIGNOR VAN DER PUIJE ATTENDED THE CEREMONY AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF ACCRA, THE RIGHT REVEREND JOSEPH O. BOWERS.

    AFTER THE SHORT DEDICATION CEREMONY, NANA OFORI AGYEMAN THE SECOND, WAS INVITED TO CUT THE TRADITIONAL TAPE.

    ABOUT 6,400 NEW CEDIS (GBP3,200 STERLING) WAS COLLECTED IN AID OF THE SCHOOL'S EXTENSION FUND.

    AMONG THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY WERE THE NIFAHENE OF KWAHU, NANA KO???I BEDIAKO AND DIVISIONAL CHIEFS AND ELDERS OF ABETIFI.

    THE NEW SCHOOL BUILDING CONTAINS FOUR CLASSROOMS AND IS AN EXTENSION OF THE ST P??? THE TENTH CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL. AFTER THE CEREMONY THE LOCAL MANAGER OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC EDUCATIONAL UNIT IN THE KWAHU DISTRICT, THE REVEREND JOSEPH PARIDON SAID THE SCHOOL NOW HAD SIX CLASSES.

    IN SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR THE SCHOOL HOPES TO TAKE PUPILS IN MIDDLE FORM ONE. THERE ARE ALSO PLANS TO UPGRADE THE SCHOOL TO SECONDARY LEVEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA90KSW17S4I3JK8UOYP1FQ28IX
    Media URN:
    VLVA90KSW17S4I3JK8UOYP1FQ28IX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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