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Monday, February 18, 2013

Real AMASS eyes 5th trophy in schools athletics

T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School in Kumasi (Real AMASS) is poised to annex the Super Zonals Athletics Championship trophy for the fifth year running.

The School is currently occupying the enviable position of being the four time champions for both the male and female categories of the sporting event in the Ashanti region.

Over 100 senior high schools have been participating in the annual event.

Headmaster of Real AMASS, Yakub Abubakar, says the achievement is unprecedented in the annals of sports in the region and most probably in the country.

“Our enviable track record in sports is such that anytime we are in competition with other schools, it is seen as a contest between David and Goliath”, he stated at the School’s 63rd Speech and Prize-Giving Day celebration in Kumasi.

“In fact, some of my colleague headmasters have strongly suggested that the school be upgraded to a tertiary level when it comes to sports so that we leave other schools who are equal to compete”.

Real AMASS has produced some of the finest national sporting personalities over the years.

Mr. Abubakar noted some boys and girls who have excelled in sports have been supported to gain admission to higher levels of education.

One of the best athletes for 2012, Atsu Nyamadi, has gained admission into the Neosho County Community College in Kansas, USA to pursuit of higher education.

To effectively combine its sports and academic work, the headmaster enjoined the Ministry of Education, the Ghana Education Service and the GETFund to speed up the completion of the school dining hall, Assembly Hall, Boys’ dormitories and Science Block.

Real AMASS also wants provision of girls’ dormitory, school library and staff bungalow.

Story by Kofi Adu Domfeh

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