Sonrise Christian High School in the Ho Municipality has marked its 10th graduation with the commissioning of a 16-bed clinic to improve access to healthcare services in the School.
The “Boatright Health Centre” has two wards, three consulting rooms, a laboratory as well as a pharmacy, and expected to handle some health complications of students.
Dr Senanu Kwesi Dzokoto, Ho Municipal Health Director who unveiled the clinic applauded the School’s Governing Board for the initiative and said other institutions must be encouraged to support access to healthcare.
He promised to support the accreditation of the facility and expressed the hope that it would enhance teaching and learning.
Mr Joseph Dzamesi, the School’s Administrator said the Ghana Health Service would help expand the facility to serve surrounding communities, and that a specialised dental clinic would soon be added.
The Administrator commended Ray and Cam Boatright after who the Clinic was named, as well as Brett and Christy Hendrickson for regularly supporting the School.
He said Sonrise Christian High continued to rank among the top Senior High Schools in the country, with notable successes in academic competitions and examinations, and contributed quality human resources to the Ghanaian workforce.
Mr Dzamesi said the school had initiated two scholarship schemes; The “Rockson Dogbegah”and the “Hendrickson” scholarships to ease access to the institution by brilliant but needy students, and continued to run the World Bible School correspondent courses for, which about 90 graduands were awarded certificates.
He said 70 per cent of the 2017 graduates of the School gained admission into tertiary institutions, showing the School’s efforts at maintaining the previous year’s rate of 71 per cent despite the lack of competitive admissions due to the Free Education policy.
Mr Dzamesi therfore made an appeal to government to support calls for a review of the policy to include; private institutions, citing the over 10,000 teaching professionals who had been displaced and the collapse of over 200 private schools.
Dr Ben Honyenuga, the Interim Pro Vice Chancellor, Ho Technical University who was the special guest of honour asked students to set career goals and aspirations early in life and prioritse self- discipline, perseverance, and respect for moral values.
Four out of the 125 graduands were awarded for excelling.