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Wednesday, November 15, 2006


(Picture shows left - Asanka Boyoyo, middle- Otwinoko, right- Kofi Adu Domfeh all of Luv FM. This was taken at the old students reunion held at the Ridge Park.
If the maiden edition of the Old Schools Reunion in Kumasi last year was great then this year’s second edition organised at the weekend was something quite greater.The event, which was organised through a collaborative effort of Luv FM and Guinness, was not only a success but also an excitement.More than 50 old students associations of various schools across the country whose number greatly surpassed that of the previous year converged on the Kumasi Ridge Park as early as 8:00am for the fun-filled event. In the previous year’s event, however, only about 30 old students associations participated.This year, there were competitions in various games which evoked memories of participants’ secondary school days. What made the schools’ reunion a good fun was the intensity and the recall of the rivalry that existed among some particular schools in those days.
Most of the old students who gathered at the event sang their schools anthem and the popular “jama” songs during their stay in school.
The participating old students associations were eager and determined to outdo their counterparts in almost every event which included High Jump, 50-metre hurdles, 50- metre dash, gari soaking, a five-aside football gala, table tennis, tag of war, “jama” and dancing competitions. (Picture Shows: Lord Kenya on stage entertaining the crowd)
The Rap Heavy Weight Champion, as he describes himself, Lord Kenya as well as Okyeame Kwame and his Braders were there to give fans renditions from their songs.
Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology from Unity and Katanga Halls respectively, who appeared on the scene in the nude, also engaged in stone and bottle throwing at each other during the “jama” competition, thus resulting in some injuries which brought proceedings to a temporary halt around mid-day.
But that was short-lived when the five-aside football gala was ushered in.
An exciting aspect of the whole event was the side attraction which saw a coterie of guys gathering at various spots to admire ladies who were in dresses that exposed parts of their bodies. There was also shortage of alcoholic drinks and the organisers had to work out quickly to replenish their stocks.
Many were those who met their old-time school friends whom they never met after school. Prior to the games on Saturday and in studio interactions with various old students associations in the weeks leading to the games, we witnessed scintillating performances from old school folks who seemed not to have forgotten their secondary school days. (Picture shows Anita Akua Kyerewaa of Luv FM)
Old students of Mampong Technical Training College showed their prowess in the “jama” competition to place first, followed by T. I. AMASS, Kumasi, and the Armed Forces Secondary placed at the second and third positions respectively.
Kumasi High came first in the 50-metre hurdles, followed by the Ghana National College (Cape Coast) and Mampong Technical Training.
Kumasi High again came first In the 50-metre dash, followed by Prempeh College and the Armed Forces Secondary. Technology Secondary was first in the table tennis, followed by Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI) and Osei Tutu Secondary School at the second and third positions respectively.
Ghana National College (Cape Coast) came first in the High Jump, followed by St James Seminary Sec. (Sunyani) and Mampong Technical Training, while KTI was first in gari soaking and was followed by Mampong Technical Training and Koforidua Secondary Technical.
OLA Secondary School (Ho) was first in the dancing competition, followed by Anglican Secondary School and Yaa Asantewaa Girls, while Anglican Secondary School again came first in the tug-of-war followed by Prempeh Collegeand Pope John Sec. School (POJOBA).

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