Mercy Islamic Primary School located at Lakeside within the New Adentan Electoral Area of the Adentan Municipality marked its 20th Anniversary Speech and Prize Day on Thursday, 22nd February, 2024. The event which was held on the school campus aimed to recognize and appreciate the hard work of both the learners and teachers in the school.

Established in 1998 under the name NGO African Movement FMC by Direct Aid, the school later transitioned to Mercy Social Center and eventually absorbed and enrolled as public school into Ghana Education Service (GES) in 2004. Since then, it has been operating as a public school

The ceremony featured a variety of activities including prayers, Quran recitals, cadet and Scout inspections, poetry recitals, traditional dances, presentation of gifts and awards, as well as speeches from various dignitaries.

One of the highlights of the event was the impressive and outstanding performance by the school cadets during the parade led by Ms Leontine Otu, a French teacher in the school.

Notable speakers at the event included Hon. Daniel Alexander Nii-Noi Adumuah, former MCE for the Adentan Municipal Assembly, Ms. Gifty Mussey, Adentan Municipal Education Director, Mr. Sami Henedak Ahmed, Country Director of Direct Aid, and Mr. Yusif Ahmed, the Headteacher of Mercy Islamic Primary School.

During the ceremony, Direct Aid generously donated textbooks, exercise books, a printer, sets school uniform, and other teaching and learning materials to the school. Awards were also presented to outstanding students and teachers in various categories, with Assistant Headteacher Ms. Millicent Animah receiving the most outstanding teacher award.

The Direct Aid also built six-unit classroom block and handed it over to the school manage for use. The building was commissioned by Ms Gifty Mussey, Municipal Education Director and assisted by Mr. Sami Henedak Ahmed, Country Director of Direct Aid.


In attendance were esteemed guests including the Country Director of Direct Aid, Mr. Sami Henedak Ahmed, Ms. Gifty Mussey, Adentan Municipal Education Director, Mr. Ali Abdul Salaam Ali, Center Director of Mercy Social Center, Hon. Alexander Nii-Noi Adumuah, former MCE for Adentan Municipal Assembly, Ms Portia Edu-Essandoh, Adentan Municipal Deputy Director, Mr Edem Agbenorku (a representative of Hon. Mohammed Adamu Ramadam, Adentan MP), Chiefs and members of the Muslim community, staff of the Education Directorate, parents, and well-wishers.





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