Hundreds of schoolmates and friends who last saw each other 20 years ago have reunited at a ceremony last weekend at Aburi. School mates and friends met through an official launch of a collaborative health walk under the auspices of main organiser, Komla Schwinger alias Conda of Ghana National.
According to Mr. Schwinger, the idea was to bring classmates together after 20 years from school to network, reconnect and let their hairs down. He also added that the health walk was a build up to a main event, the 2002 SSS 20th Anniversary Celebrations christened ‘September 2 Remember’ slated for 24th and 25th.
On the day, several secondary schools from the length and breadth of the country participated, including Adisadel College, Mfantsiman Girls’ Secondary School, Aburi Girls Secondary, Presbyterian Boys Secondary, Accra Academy, Ghana National College, St. Augustine’s College, Mfantsipim School, St. Thomas Acquinas, Holy Child and St. Mary’s Senior High School – all reconnected over food and drinks.
The friends, who had not seen each other since they were 18, said they had been “filling each other in on the rest of our lives. It was lovely to bump into Sor Blay again, and we had some fascinating chats, remembering what we had gotten up to at school,” said Theophilus Bonney Mensah, an old boy of Adisadel College. “I do remember that at school, Sor Blay was definitely the cheeky one,” he added.
An old girl of Mfantsiman Secondary School, Eugenia, stated: “I was overwhelmed with the turn out and certainly I was reminiscing school days with my mates and friends from other schools”.
This was the first reunion of the class of 2002 of the SSS era – a class with lawyers, business moguls, journalist, administrators, engineers, bankers, architects, physicians, among others. After 20 years, the mates and friends gathered to pay tribute to one another and made merry.