The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sawla-Tuna-Kalba in the Savannah Region Hajia Barikisu Losina has pledged to renovate the burnt Sawla Senior High School (SHS) girl’s dormitory before 2023 ends and as well promised to tackle the many challenges of the school as soon as funds arrive into their coffers for development.

The DCE in a speech delivered by the Coordinating Director of the District Madam Seidu Hunaisa at the
Students Representative Council (SRC) week thanked the organisers of the event and encouraged the students to take their learning seriously since education is the backbone of every successful individual.

The Sawla Senior High School in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District of the Savannah region on 24th July, 2023 launched their Students Representative Council (SRC) week. The celebration started on the 21st July 2023 with a clean-up exercise and a health walk the next day 22nd of July 2023 through the principal streets of Sawla including an inter-house football and volleyball tournament amongst the students on Sunday 23rd July, 2023.

In his welcome address, the Headmaster Mr. Issahaku Awolu Jahanfo, who is also the Chairman for the occasion said that, SRC in every institution is very important and helps elevate the standard of students learning effectively to succeed in their future endeavors.

According to the Headmaster, celebrations like the SRC week are celebrated to announce and face the challenges of the institution.

He mentioned, insufficient classrooms and dormitories, libraries, food supplies as some of the many factors that hinder proper teaching and learning.

The schools girls’ dormitory got burnt in recent times and has since brought about an acute accommodation problem for the school management board. The Headmaster therefore appealed to the DCE of Sawla, the districts Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES), and philanthropists to come to their aid for the accommodation.

The Chairman of the organsing committee, Mr. Adams Mahama explained that it was not easy bringing forth the SRC week celebration but with the support of the organising committee, the Headmaster, the staff, and the entire student body contributed marvelously to the success of the event.

He said that Sawla SHS is the first Senior
High school in the Savannah Region to celebrate SRC week to at least sell the school to other communities in Ghana and also procure development for the School.

According to him, plans to celebrate the SRC week started way back because it’s not common in the various senior high schools in the Savannah region but is mostly celebrated down south which encourages and motivates students to learn for many achievements.

He added that a school environment is not only for academics for students but has a diverse way of identifying students’ potential and talent. Celebrating SRC week packed with lots of programs will help discover many talents.

He said; “the Sawla Senior high school was established in 2011 and since then has not yet celebrated SRC week. So the SRC week celebration has come to stay and shall be celebrated every year”.

Mr Adams called on stakeholders to tackle the schools challenges highlighted by solving the problems which will improve the standard of the student’s lives and development.

The student representative council’s president Gornor Encok who is also the senior prefect for the school enumerated; insufficient classrooms and dormitories, a library, and food-supplied quality as some of the challenges facing them as students that distort coping and academic excellence.

He said that the food situation is worst and in some circumstances ‘tom brown’ is used to stir as Tuo Zaafi (TZ) for them which has caused a lot of sicknesses including running stomachs.

The Senior Prefect also pleaded for support from GES and other bodies to support them in these trying times.