Mawuli School is 60 years old, hurray! Let the Champaign flow in celebrating a great School that has transformed the heads, hearts and hands of many in three scores.
Mawuli is mentioned in tandem with great schools in the country.
It is said to be the eye of the Volta Region when it comes to secondary education having produced a wide range of quality human resource for the Region and the nation at large.
Founded on February 24, 1950 through the instrumentality of the Evangelical Presbyterian (E.
P) Church, the School has evolved over the years.
In recent times, major stakeholders including old students raised concerns about the falling academic and disciplinary standards that used to be synonymous with Mawuli School.
Like a sleeping giant, Mawuli School has woken up with renewed strength, hope and glory.
With a loud Hip! Hip!! Hip!!! Hurray! Mr Martin T.
Amiteye, the Immediate-Past Assistant Headmaster Administration, celebrated the re-awakening of the colossus.
"I am proud to announce that in this year's Project Citizen Competition, Mawuli School took the national first position and will represent Ghana at the continental level," he said at the School's 59th Honours Day celebrations.
He noted that the School's academic glory was back as it recorded 100 per cent pass in the previous year's West African Senior High School Certificate Examinations with 359 students qualifying for universities out of 426 students that were presented.
Mr Amiteye observed that the School's recent academic and co-curricular achievements were a reflection of the School's motto: "Head, Heart and Hand",-a motto which has transformed the lives of many people serving in various sectors of the country's economy.
Mawuli is noted for celebrating hard work and splendid academic and co-curricular results right from birth.
In 1954 when the first West African School Certificate Examination results were out, 18 out of 19 candidates presented passed splendidly.
The School celebrated this achievement by organizing a torchlight procession.
The torchlight was made from dry palm fronds and hence the name "Akakatsi" procession which has become a permanent feature in all celebrations of the School.
The School has produced over 9,000 graduates to date many of them excelling in many fields of work in and outside the country.
This anniversary promises to be a great homecoming for the "ancient and modern" old students.
Currently the School is witnessing a massive infrastructural development with work on the Assembly Hall progressing steadily.
Work on administration and a new library block are also seeing progress in readiness for the four-year Senior High School Concept.
The building of a resource centre for the blind, to ensure the integration of people living with disabilities, and a water closet toilet and new dormitories for girls are in progress with the fencing of the School nearing completion.
The 60th Anniversary celebration is scheduled for November this year and it is hoped that all stakeholder, especially old students, would rededicate themselves towards a successful celebrations on the theme, "Mawuli School: Living the dream of the founding fathers in human capital development".
All the "Haviwos" must play their respective roles so that the School regains its past academic glory and takes back its enviable position among the league of good schools in the country.
By Anthony Bells Kafui Kanyi.