HOTCASS is 40 years

Rt Rev Dr Torto (left)unveiling the anniversary cloth Photo Seth  Osabukle

Rt Rev Dr Torto (left)unveiling the anniversary cloth Photo Seth Osabukle

The 40th anniversary of the Holy Trinity Cathedral Senior High School (HOTCASS) was launched yesterday under the theme “HOTCASS at 50: celebrating the success of Christian Education and its impact on our community.”

Launching the anniversary, the Anglican Archbishop of the Accra Diocese, Rt Rev. Dr Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto said the school was established to help the children within the Ga Mashie enclave attain secondary education.

He said  when  Ebenezer  Senior  School and  Odorgonno Senior  High  school  were  given  their  current  location, the  school was given  but the place was far  from the  community.

According to Rev. Torto, the school could not move because, the location defeated the purpose of establishing the school saying “it was due to the community nature of the school.”

He indicated that another location was given the school at Chorkor which is within the enclave but the question of “why chorkor “, has hampered the relocation of the school.

He said the school is hoping to relocate and expand with the idea of having a land within the Ga Mashie area in mind.

Rt. Rev. Torto  said the  current  location of the school  was  choked  making it  difficult for  students and  teachers to do what was  expected of them.

“It is our hope to find a location within Ga Mashie in order to achieve the purpose of establishing the school,” he added.

He said the leadership of the school was in talks with the Ministry of Education to find lasting solution to the challenges of the school.

The Headmaster of the  school,  Mr. William  D. Adjaye said  the theme for the  celebration  was apt  as Christian education  offered by the school has helped  transformed the community.

He  said the  community  was ideally an idol  worshipping  community  but  when the  children  come to school they  were  educated  and given the Christian training too.

“This has gradually changed the mindset and lifestyle of the people,” he added.

The president of HOTCASS old students association, Mr Charles Thompson said despite the challenges confronting the school, its products are contributing to effectively to the economy of the country.

He urged the leadership of the school to consider the impact the school has on the community as they consider relocation.

BY JEMIMA ESINAM KUATSINU

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