21st September, 2023

“We all want a United Africa, United not only in our concept of what unity connotes, but united in our common desire to move forward together in dealing with all the problems that can best be solved only on a continental basis.”

Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day is celebrated on the 21st of September, it is celebrated to mark the birthday of Ghana’s first president, and the person who led us to our freedom.

The problem with modern-day schools or schools with different curriculum is that they don’t observe these celebrations in their establishments.

We as Ghanaians should engage pupils in knowing more about their country and its history; By doing this we make the pupils appreciate and be proud of where they are coming from.


Kwame Nkrumah was a Ghanaian politician, political theorist, and African revolutionary leader. He championed Pan-Africanism as a strategy to unite Africa. As the first Prime Minister and President of Ghana, he led the Gold Coast to independence from Britain in 1957. His legacy includes being a founding member of the Organisation of African Unity and a winner of the Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet Union in 1962. On this day, Ghanaians honor his sacrifices and contributions that paved the way for Ghana to become the first independent African country.

It is therefore in our order to wish Osagyefo a happy birthday wherever he is now and to thank him for playing his part in Ghana’s journey so far.

Let’s endeavour to walk with the vision that our independence as humans will be meaningless unless it is linked up with the total liberation of the global community.

World’s Teachers’ Day in IB Arthur School

Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the future global system.

n the grand theatre of life, teachers play one of the most salient roles as the guiding stars on the journey of students and children. Teachers; the unsung heroes of our global community, also play a vital role in shaping young minds and fostering the leaders of tomorrow. World’s Teachers’ Day (an international celebration day held annually on 5th October 2023), commemorates this dedication teachers have to us students.

In IB Arthur School, this day is respected by students. On this day, we commend our teachers for succoring and nurturing us into the mature and smart children or young adults we are today. To commend them, students of IB Arthur write lovely, heartening notes to any teacher of their choice on small sticky pads. These notes are then pinned onto a large board for everyone else to see. This activity is very amicable and entertaining. It also encourages our teachers to continue educating and nurturing us even better than they did before.

As we reflect on the invaluable contributions of our educators, we are reminded that they not only teach subjects, but also life’s most important lessons: empathy, excellence, resilience and the power of growth. All in all, World’s Teachers’ Day was a very fun, exciting and fulfilling day for all students in the IB Arthur School.

By: Naa Asheley Holms Laryea, Jeanelle Tetteh and

Kwaku Sasu Darteh.