In imbibing into young people the opportunity to develop valuable personal abilities, building of life skills like teamwork and resilience, fostering confidence, loyalty and respect, and a sense of service to others, the plan to establish a cadet in AGOSEC has always proven to be a bargain.
In a beautiful and well attended handing-over parade, the cadet boys and girls wooed the audience with drill display, trooping of the band, march past, advance in review order amongst others.
In addressing the gathering, the Headmaster of the school, Mr. Eric Etornam Sunfra, welcomed everyone to the ceremony. He disclosed that his outfit would continue to encourage co-curricular activities in the school. He called on the students to take advantage of the opportunity provided. He further expressed gratitude to the CEPS Academy, Kpetoe for their dedication in ensuring that the cadet boys and girls were ready for the programme. It was his hope that the good relationship between the Customs CEPS Academy Kpetoe and the school would be safeguarded.
The in-charge of Kpetoe Patrol Base, GRA Customs Division, RO Samuel Owusu Asiedu, who deputized for the commandant of the Customs CEPS Academy, Kpetoe, was full of praise for the boys and girls in uniform for their display and sense to duty. He charged them to continue to exhibit utmost discipline as expected of them and tasked the new leadership not to underestimate the confidence reposed in them. He also cautioned the cadet corps members that bullying of any form must not be entertained since its devastating effects are dire on the image of the establishment. He finally seized the opportunity to congratulate the old leadership, led by Miss Francisca Dzakpasu, for a job well done.
There were huge preparatory work done by some officials, MICs and trainers for the parade to see the light of day.
They are as follows:
Mr. Maxwell Adom(MIC), Madam Emmanuella Adziah(MIC) and Mr. Godfred Aklasu(MIC).
Officer Victor Mensah (Physical Trainer), Officer Charles Avor (Drills) and Officer Noble Avetey( General Welfare). Officer Adzaklo Darlington Brownson was in charge of the regimental band. He was tacitly supported by Mr. Joshua Agbanyo and Mr. Gershon Agor.
The AGOSEC Customs Cadet is the first of a kind cadet corps established under CEPS tenets in a senior high school. It is under the tutelage of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Customs Division. Inaugurated in the year 2012, the group has evolved to become one of the avenues for inculcating discipline and learning the ropes of leadership.
Some personalities were rewarded for their sterling leadership for the year under review.