St. James Seminary/SHS appeals for administration block and more classrooms

Abesim, (B/A)� The Saint James Seminary and Senior High School (SHS) has appealed to government to assist in providing the School with an ultra-modern administration block to promote sound academic work.

The Reverend Father Alex Ansu Ebo, the Rector of the School also appealed for more classroom blocks for more students’ intake in ensuing academic years.

Speaking at a durbar to climax the 40th anniversary celebration of the School at Abesim, near Sunyani, Rev. Fr. Ebo said the School was currently administered from a four-classroom block, which was converted for that purpose.

This situation, according to the Rector, was not the best as the converted administration block provided office accommodation for the Rector, Vice Rector, accounting staff, secretarial duties and also serves as a general office.

The anniversary was held on the theme: Discipline and Academic Excellence in Senior High Schools: The Role of Religious Bodies in Ghana.

Rev Fr. Ebo explained that the School was making strides to become the nation’s leading second cycle institution with the reputation of churning out morally sound, academically excellent and critically thinking young men capable of pursuing all kinds of professional studies for nation building.

Our preoccupation over these 40 years, has been to realise this objective, and as we celebrate our anniversary today, we are renewed in our commitment and determination to work towards making this institution a cradle for academic and moral excellence, he stated.

Mr. Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, the Member of Parliament for Sunyani East said the government recognised and appreciated the strict application of discipline, which had contributed to high moral standard and academic success of the School.

He assured that the government would support the completion of the on-going three-storey dormitory block and improved on other physical infrastructure too.

Mr. Ameyaw-Cheremeh, who represented President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo pointed out that the government appreciated the contributions of churches and religious organisations as key partners of development and called on mission schools to do more to help instil moral values in the younger generation.

On behalf of the President, the MP who is also the Majority Chief whip presented a cash amount of GH20, 000.00 to the School.

Source: Ghana News Agency