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24.11.2019 01:39:33 9488x read.


The long awaited Brothers FIC owned private senior high school in Ghana has finally seen the light of day! Louis Rutten Senior High School is named after Mgr Louis Rutten, the founder of the Congregation of the Brothers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The new Catholic private senior high school is located at Sombo, Wa in Upper West Region of Ghana. A total number of 101 pioneering students arrived on 9th September, 2019 to pursue three years of secondary education in three main programmes namely; General Science, general Arts and Home Economics. The school was officially inaugurated on 19th November, 2019. The inaugural Eucharistic celebration which started at 10:00am on the school premises was presided over by the Catholic Bishop of Wa, Most Rev. Richard Kuuia Baawobr, M’Afr. The celebration was under the theme: “Today, Salvation has come to This House”.

In attendance were parents of the students of Louis Rutten SHS, the Regional Manager of the Catholic Education unit, the Parish priest of St. Cecilia Parish, representatives from the Regional and Municipal education directorates, FIC Brothers and scores of other religious men and women from various congregations, the landlords of the school, the Manager of Barclays bank Ltd Wa branch, the chaplain and students of St. Francis Xavier Minor seminary, Wa, the Staff and Pupils of FIC Jubilee School, Nandom, the architects and contractors of the school.

The Provincial Superior Rev. Br. Seregeous Dery, FIC warmly welcomed the gathered assembly to the new school and enumerated that the general objective of the Brothers FIC for establishing this school is ‘to produce knowledgeable, disciplined and morally principled graduates to continue with their tertiary education’. The immediate objectives according to the Provincial Superior include the following:

  1. To establish a Catholic model SHS where quality education and training would lead to academic excellence
  2. To achieve 100% pass rate at all WASSCE examinations
  3. To become one of the leading schools in the country in terms of discipline, morality and Christian values
  4. To become the preferred choice of parents by the third year of its establishment

Mission Statement: To provide quality holistic education to enable young people become channels of God’s love and effective instruments for nation building.

Vision Statement: To create an atmosphere that will ensure the provision of quality formal education through effective character transformation of youth for service to society.

Based on the objectives, the school carved out its motto as; “Knowledge for Transformation”

The students in their jubilant mood animated the liturgy of the Mass in collaboration with the pupils of FIC St. Louis Educational Complex, Wa.

In his homily, Most Rev. Richard Kuuia Baawobr called on all stakeholders of the school to support the school to grow to maturity. He exhorted the students to avail themselves to be trained in the ways of the Church’s educational principles as contained in the school’s rules and regulations. They should avoid all corrupt practices and lift high the values of honesty, loyalty, fortitude and humility wherever they find themselves.

The celebration ended with a thought provoking anti-corruption drama performed by the students of Louis Rutten SHS. It was a day well spent, a very memorable.

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