The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sawla-Tuna-Kalba, Madam Barikisu Losina Waters has donated electricity poles and streetlights worth thousands of Ghana cedis to the St. Cyprian Minor Seminary Senior High School at Sawla on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
Donating the items, the DCE commended the school for its outstanding performance since its inception in 2006. She stated without equivocation that the school has been the pride of the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district and Savannah region at large interns of moral upbringing and academic excellence. She therefore encouraged the staff and students to continue building on the solid foundation laid by the forebears of the school.
As a professionally trained mental health nurse, Madam Barikisu advised the students to stay away from the abuse and misuse of hard drugs such as tramadol which could be harmful to their physical and mental health. She advised them to focus extensively on their academic work and be law abiding students.
Receiving the donation, the the Rector of the school, Very Rev. Fr. Clement Cobb thanked the DCE for her swift response to the security needs of the school.
He stated that shortly after Madam Barikisu took over office as chief executive of Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District, the school paid her a curtesy visit to congratulate and pray for her in her new appointment.
Considering the security situation at the school, a request was later made to the DCE for electricity poles and streetlights to help beef up the security architecture of the school, especially at night.
The school according to the Rector had just a few streetlights that were fixed on poles that were not strategically positioned, rendering the school virtually dark at night, thus posing a lot of security dangers to both staff and students. He stated that it was against this backdrop the school made a passionate appeal to the the office of the DCE which she swiftly responded.
Like “Oliver Twist”, the Rector also used the occasion to appeal once again to the DCE for support to complete an ultr-modern ICT/Library complex which came to a standstill due to financial constraints.
Touching on the academic performance of the school during the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), the secretary to the Academic Board of the school, Mr. Francis Duoh disclosed that the school recorded a hundred percentage pass.
Present at the occasion were the District Director of Education; Madam Bakari Abiba Soale, the District Engineer; Mr Aada Chrisantus, an assistant District Development Planning Officer; Mr Kipo Francis Atico, including staff and students.