This statement will come alive as it is fleshed out when stakeholders gather to celebrate the 65th anniversary of St Paul’s Senior High School and Minor Seminary at Denu, the capital of the Ketu South Municipality.
SPACO, as it is popularly known, was founded in 1958.
It is one of the Ivy League schools in the Volta Region and at many points in time rubbed shoulders with other great schools in the country.
The big event for the 65th anniversary of the school will be the launch of the SPACO Endowment Fund.
This will form the high point of the 65th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of the school, which has raised some seasoned personalities found in all sectors and professions in the country and abroad.
The grand durbar is set to welcome personalities such as the Director of Tertiary Education at the Ministry of Education, Dr Yayra Dzakadzie, and the Catholic Bishop of Keta Akatsi Diocese, Most Rev. Gabriel Edoh Kumordji, under the chairmanship of the Paramount Chief of Aflao, Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti V.
A career day seminar will be held at the school today to prepare the SPACAN for the next level.
Seasoned old students with backgrounds in education, business, banking, entrepreneurship, marketing and law have been handpicked to speak to topical issues on personal development and growth; higher education and career choices and entrepreneurship and job search, and also share practical experiences with the students.
In the evening, the school held a candlelight procession last night and sat by the fireside to deliberate on the future of the school amidst drumming and dancing.
The anniversary, which started on July 9, this year, has also touched on many events such as a jamboree for the cadet, one of the co-curricular activities on which the school is strong; clean up, interhouses football competition and quizzes.
Come in numbers
The Headmaster of the school, Emmanuel K. H. Dogodzi, called on “Conquerors”, the old students, to attend the celebration in their numbers to facilitate the mobilisation of human, financial and material resources for the reconstruction of the deteriorating infrastructure of the school.
“This is necessary to create a conducive environment for the provision of quality senior high education,” he indicated.
Mr Dogodzi and the school management have put in place measures and strategies to improve the results of students in external examinations, particularly the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), and, therefore, are soliciting the support of all stakeholders, especially past students, to contribute their quote.
“It is the desire of the management team of the school to improve upon the academic performance of students.
We wish to lift the school from its current status to where it belonged some decades ago,” the headmaster said.
To that end, interventions the school has taken to adequately prepare students before they sit for the final examination include the extension of the contact periods, weekly headmaster’s test in the four core subjects, Saturday morning prep, organising subject clinics in all the subjects and keen supervision.
Old students rallied
The Chairman of the St Paul’s Old Students Anniversary Planning Committee, Frank Kofi Ayivor, rallied all old students to come on board to support the headmaster and the management of the school to deliver on the development agenda of the institution.
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