Jerry Rawlings is often known to be the ‘say it as it is’ politician who keeps his political detractors and allies on the alert.
But Jerry Rawlings showed Ghanaians a different part of himself when he was seen with a class of brilliant pupils at the Ghana International School.
The purpose of Rawlings’ meeting was to teach them about the reason why the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park & Mausoleum was built.
His visit came about as a follow up to an educational field trip by Year 2 pupils to the Memorial Park where they learned about Ghana’s history and the architects of Independence and what is being done to honor them.
Pupils had the opportunity to engage with the former President. As they probed, he answered many questions confirming that indeed, the park was built in memory and honour of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president and one of the founding fathers of the nation.
He also highlighted that the Memorial Park was built on the Old Polo Grounds exactly where Dr. Kwame Nkrumah declared our independence as a nation in 1957.
He later encouraged pupils to stay focused, work hard and believe in their dreams.This is the first time since Jerry Rawlings is seen in public teaching 2-year-old pupils.