One of the Oldest Senior high schools in Nadowli-Kaleo District is set to celebrate its 20th Anniversary after a long proactive existence.
The school has made available the outline for the program slated for 1st June 2019.
Background of Queen of Peace SHS
Queen of Peace Senior Secondary School is one of the young schools in the Region which was opened in the Nadowli District Capital on the 29th January, 1999. The school started off with a population of 76 students, 45 boys and 31 girls. The commencement of the school was an exciting event in the history of the area because unlike the other District Capitals in Ghana, Nadowli has been deprived Senior Secondary School facilities. This became a pressing issue when the community observed that the two older Senior Secondary High Schools in the District: Daffiama and Kaleo Senior High Schools were Day Schools and they offered no boarding facilities. The community was emphatic on its demand for at least some boarding facilities for the girls while the boys reside in town. In those days the ban on opening more Government – sponsored senior secondary schools was lifted to enable the District Assembly in collaboration with the Catholic Church and other stakeholders to establish the school. This joint venture between the Catholic Church and the Nadowli District Education Service obviously brought the Nadowli District Capital in line with other District Capitals in the country. Since then, the community had great confidence in the management capabilities of the Catholic Church and had been particularly gratified by the involvement of the Priests and Religious leaders in the Administration and the supervision in the school up-to-date. The District Education Directorate also played a vital role at the initial opening of the school by providing the new school with stationary and some basic equipment to facilitate the commencement of the school. Professional guidance was also provided by the then District Director in the person of Late Mrs. Elizabeth Mwinkaar to the pioneer teaching staff.
Largely because of cost effectiveness, these schools including Tumu Senior High/Technical School are made to operate as day schools to absorb (Junior High School) pupils from the surrounding villages and other districts very adjacent. The School however, gained boarding status in the 2009/2010 academic year.
Providing quality relevant pre-tertiary education to the Youth to enable them develop their potentials, high Sense of moral values and productivity in order to Reduce poverty and contribute to the socio-economic Development in the country through:
Effective teaching and learning
Grooming of students
To ensure that all students admitted are exposed To the variety of relevant occupational, Academic and moral skills to enable them develop a longing For further self-improvement and responsible leadership In order to have an impact on national man-power requirement.
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Before the death of the former Headmaster, Damian B. Daplah the school Board of Governors was inaugurated on 17th November, 1999 with the following membership.
1. Rev. Fr. Peter Paul Langnidoma – Chairman
2. Damian B. Daplah – Headmaster
3. Sr. Jacinta Tuonibe – Secretary
4. Bontii Robert – Staff Rep.
5. Naa Konfirmwini – Member
6. Joe Dakyie – Member
7. Miss Dominica Dassah – Member
8. Rev. Fr. John Kuupiel – Chaplain
SUMMARY ENROLMENT AND STAFFING
The school started with an enrolment figure of 76 students; 45 boys and 31 girls and now has a population of about 1,350 student. It has a staff population of 112; 67 teaching and 45 non-teaching staff.