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Bishop Attakruh Inspires Excellence at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Basic School

Bishop Attakruh Inspires Excellence at St Anthony of Padua


Bishop Attakruh Inspires Excellence at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Basic School

On Wednesday, October 25, 2023, The Most Rev. John Baptist Attakruh, during his pastoral visit to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Basic School in Kwesimintsim, imparted a resounding message to both teachers and learners: “keep the touch of excellence on.” The day kicked off with a vibrant Kundum dance to welcome the esteemed Bishop to the school.

In his homily, Bishop Attakruh called upon the learners to embrace diligence in their studies and to honor their commitments to God, parents, and the dedicated teachers who nurtured them. Drawing a powerful analogy, he likened the school to a fertile vineyard, a place where every parent aspires to cultivate their children. He challenged the head teachers, teachers, and learners to uphold the school’s reputation as one of the best in the region, prompting them to give their best.

The Bishop expressed heartfelt gratitude to the teachers for instilling a culture of excellence within the school and its enthusiastic learners. Additionally, he extended words of appreciation to the Priests of the Parish, namely, Rev. Fr. Anthony Yawson and Rev. Fr. Vincent Ackon, for their support of the school.

Madam Ernestina Awo Boachie, the Headmistress of the JHS, in her welcome address to the dignitaries, shared the school’s storied history and its impressive academic achievements, which included district, regional, and national awards. She also made a heartfelt appeal to the bishop, suggesting a reevaluation of the methods for awarding the National Science Competition of BBQ, advocating for expert evaluation over a popular vote.

Mr. Emmanuel K. Salia, the Western Regional Manager of Catholic Schools, outlined his mission and pledged to elevate the standards of all Catholic Schools in the region. He passionately encouraged the students to embrace the transformative power of education and develop a strong relationship with books.

The gathering was graced by esteemed individuals, including Nana Agudze Esoun III, the Paramount Chief of Kwesimintsim, Mr. Emmanuel K. Salia, Western Regional Manager of Catholic Schools, Mr. Turkson, a former headteacher and PPC chairman of the Parish, Mr. Okai Asare PTA chairman, Mr. Daniel Dogbe, Old Students Association President, and John Annan, SMC chairman.

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