St Paul SHS launches 60th anniversary celebration

The 60th anniversary celebration of the St Paul Senior High School was launched in Accra last Thursday.

The event which is being organised on the theme “Church- community relation, 60 years of educational partnership and search for greater heights” will be climaxed with a grand durbar in July this year.

The launch which attracted many old students (conquerors) from the 60s to the 2000s was chaired by the paramount chief of Aflao Traditional Area, Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti V, also an old student.

Torgbui Fiti in launching the programme charged the Catholic Church to be attentive to the results of research into the activities of the youth of today.

According to him, the young men the church trained in the past to be God fearing, abide by community rules and regulations as well as respect for environment were different from the ones of today hence the need to adopt modern strategies to be able to deal with them.

He said many Catholic schools were  located in the cities and towns which were  undergoing radical changes in outlook  and lifestyle and  are moving into the so-called urbanised and industrialised tertiary economy where living standard are high and were familiar with the media  as such  they absorb all sort of wide and varied knowledge.

Torgbui Fiti said the youth as a result lack that critical ability needed to distinguish the true and good from the opposite as well as the necessary religious and moral criteria to enable them to remain objective and independence when faced with prevailing attitudes and habits of society.

He stated that the truth, beauty and goodness which was the hallmark of those days have become so vague today that, young people do not know where to turn to find help as they often inclined to go their own way, accepting whatever is popular at the moment.

“Charges occur in different ways at different rates, each school will have to look carefully at the religious behaviours of the people, in order to discover their thought processes,” he added.

He assured of the traditional council’s support to ensure that the Catholic Church’s vision for the area is achieved despite the challenges.

The Chairman of the anniversary central planning committee, Victor Way Kuvodu said the old students were rallying to raise GH¢1.2 million to implement planned development projects for the school.

He urged the old students especially the various year groups to contribute toward the five-year development plan.

The headmaster, Francis Simmy Hlorbge appealed to government, to as a matter of urgency, implement a complete facelift of the infrastructure of the school especially projects that have been abandoned for the past 30 years.

He appealed to government to make public reports of the February 20, 2015 riot that led to the death of a first year student.

By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu

 

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