An old student of Keta Senior High School (Ketasco) Martin Ankrah has launched an awards scheme aimed at rewarding and encouraging the school’s best students in Mathematics and Economics.
Mr Ankrah, a Director at Global Media Alliance launched the awards at the grand durbar to mark the school’s 65th Anniversary and Founders Day celebration on Saturday, March 3, 2018
Presenting the “Martin Ankrah Awards Scheme” to the school’s Headmaster, Mr Ankrah said “an awards scheme such as this creates healthy competition among students and results in better academic performance.”
“Having received my share of such prizes in the past, I was encouraged and motivated to always perform better. I made it a point to study extra hard to ensure my name comes up during the school’s speech and prize giving day, and it always did, including winning the Government of Ghana Scholarship for being the best student in my department,” he added.
According to Mr Ankrah, this is “my way of giving back to my alma mater and also to motivate the current students to strive for academic excellence”.
This gesture is also in line with Global Media Alliance’s work culture which encourages management and staff to make a difference in the lives of others by giving back to society in various forms, he added.
Commenting on the establishment of the Martin Ankrah Awards, the Headmaster of the School, Mr. F.C.K. Agbakey, commended Martin for the initiative and called on other alumni to follow suit.
The Headmaster urged his students to emulate Martin as he took his studies very seriously during his time at school. He was therefore not surprised that he (Martin) is launching this Awards Scheme today. “He was one of my best students and I am excited that he came up with this idea and the school is solidly behind him”.
The Martin Ankrah Awards is expected to reward the best students in Elective Mathematics and Economics in Forms Two and Three every year with cash, books and certificates.
Martin Ankrah is a Director at Global Media Alliance, an integrated marketing communications company based in Accra with assets Public Relations and Media Consultancy, Broadcasting and Entertainment.