As part of activities marking the climax of the 70th Anniversary of Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) Senior High School, Ho, in the Volta Region, past students have cut sod for the construction of a 700-unit legacy dormitory bungalow.
The initiative which officially kick-started with a ceremony held on January 3, 2024, aims to address the pressing accommodation challenges faced by the school.
The 14 million cedis legacy project is anticipated to greatly alleviate the accommodation challenges that the school currently grapples with.
Mrs. Samira Bawumia, 2nd Lady of the Republic who led the sod-cutting ceremony together with the Bishop of Ho, Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu among other dignitaries pledged to support the project to its completion.
70th Anniversary celebration is under the theme “Reminiscing 70 Years of Holistic Catholic Education: The Role of Stakeholders in Embracing Technology and Entrepreneurship for the Future.”
Speaking at the event, Madam Benedicta Agbezudor, Headmistress of OLA, emphasized the school’s remarkable growth and achievements over the 70-year journey, despite facing infrastructural challenges.
She said OLA SHS is dedicated to nurturing and educating the girl child, empowering them to become virtuous women and contributors to national development.
Madam Agbezudor made a plea to the government for support with classroom blocks, school buses, and the recruitment of additional teachers to accommodate the large student population.
OLA SHS was established in 1954 with just 35 students by Most Rev. Anthony Konings SMA, the then Bishop of Keta Diocese, the school has now grown to accommodate over 4,000 students.
The school has a rich history of producing professionals across various industries, including entrepreneurship, government, marine and aviation, health, academia, and diplomatic missions.
The school recently clinched the 2023 edition of the National Cyber Security Challenge, showcasing a commitment to excellence beyond traditional academic pursuits