The Old Students’ Association (SPOSA) of St Paul’s Senior High School, Denu, SPACO, has handed over a 20-seater water closet toilet facility to the school.
The presentation marked the beginning of a series of projects initiated by the current leadership of SPOSA, headed by Conqueror President, Mr Donatus Sesi Dzakpasu, intended to rejuvenate the contribution of the old boys towards their alma mater.
The facility, which is fitted with modern ceramic bowls, with special cubicles for the physically challenged, is estimated to cost GH¢41,000. It took less than a year to complete the project, as the old students displayed determination and commitment to ensure that the project was completed on schedule.
The Chairman of the Board of Governors of the school, Conqueror David Nutakor (also an old boy), inaugurated the facility.
The handing-over ceremony of the project was part of activities marking the SPOSA 2013 Homecoming Festival from December 6-8, 2013, which was co-ordinated by Conquerors Frank Kofi Ayivor and Prince Amuzu.
The school, which was established in 1958, has been starved of old students’ support for sometime now, thus efforts of present leaders to break the chain.
Speaking in the stead of the President, Conqueror Mark Armah-Kuevi, the Project Co-ordinator said “we deem this a call to duty because most of us could not have made it this far but for this great school.”
“The school has imbued in its students the resilience, tenacity, positive and can-do-attitude that propelled them to excel in all spheres of life and across the world,” Mr Armah-Kuevi said.
In his remarks, the Headmaster of the school, Mr H. E. K. Vortuame, expressed his gratitude to the old students for the gesture, saying he had received many such pledges of support in the past without any being fulfilled.
He commended the students for their discipline and academic hard work, and announced plans to bid for SPACO to host next year’s inter-schools sports festival for which reason the school had started building new sports facilities and reconstructing old ones.