LASSIA TUOLU SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
As a Catholic Educational Institution, that is inspired by the distinguished example of our lord Jesus Christ, who came to serve but not to be served, Lssia-Tuolu senior high desired to have well educated and trained youth who are self disciplined, based on sound Christian moral for their own benefit for nation building.
To give quality education and moral Christian training to the youth to become intelligent, self discipline and resourceful, who will give out their best in service in the society and where they live.
- SCHOOL CREST
SCHOOL MOTOR: ENDURANCE AND WISDOM
- BRIEF HISTORY OF INSTITUTION
Lassia-Tuolu Senior High School was established on 3rd May, 1995 by the Catholic Church. The idea of establishing a secondary school was mooted by the chief and people of Jenebob to the then Bishop of Wa and now Archbishop Gregory Kpienbayaa, in the late 1980’s.
The reasons behind the request was to cater for the many Brifour youth of secondary school going age that found it difficult to integrate the Dagaaba youth in the existing secondary schools in the region due to ethnic prejudices. Besides, the Catholic Church had established several primary and junior high schools in the area whose products could be absorbed by the school.
Once the idea was accepted by the Bishop, funding was sought by from the twin parish of the St. Ignatius Parish in Germany, and St. George’s Parish in Stadlohn. With much effort by one Benard Nisehke, the parish chairman of St. George’s parish and his wife, construction work began in 1992. The school finally started in 1995 with one hundred and twenty (120) students: 80 boys and 40 girls. Lassia-Tuolu Senior Secondary School was the first mixed Catholic School in the Upper West Region (Wa Diocese).
Lassia-Tuolu Senior High School started as a private day school with students fending for themselves. Soon after its inception the Parent-Teacher Association (P.T.A.) took a bold step of offering one meal a day to the students.
The school was absorbed into the public system in 1997. By this time the P.T.A. was providing the three meals a day to the students and this facilitated the absorption into the boarding system.
The school is located along the Vieri-Kandew road in the Wa-West district of the upper west region.
The school was named after a Jesuit: St. Ignatius of Loyola by the present bishop of Wa, Most Rev. Dr. Paul Bemile. The school celebrates St. Ignatius of Loyola Day every 31st July.
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
Since its participation in the SSCE/WASSCE, the school has been performing very well.
Performances in individual subjects ranges between 89%-100% passes every year with a majority of the students qualifying each year for further studies in higher institutions.
The school takes part in games and sports both at the District and Regional levels.
In 2009, one of our students was among the regional Milo marathon team. He ran for the region and got a good position.
- SCHOOL FACILITIES
(a) Classrooms: The school has three classroom blocks.
(b) Laboratories: There are three science laboratories i.e. Physics lab, Chemistry lab, and Biology lab. The school also has a Home Economics lab which is equally poorly equipped.
(c) Library: A newly built library complex which was initiated and built by the Member of Parliament of the area,.
(a) Recreational Grounds, etc
The school has the following as their recreational grounds:
- Football field
- Two volleyball courts
iii. One athlete’s oval
The school has inadequate sporting equipment. They are:
- Two volleyballs
- One set of table tennis
iii. Discus (boys and girls) one each
- Shot putt (boys and girls) one each
- Javelin- one (boys)
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
- General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Elective Mathematics
- Vocational (Home Economics): Management- In Living, Foods & Nutrition, Clothing & Textile, Economics, French
- General Arts : Literature-In-English, French, Dagaare, Christian Religious Studies, Geography, Economics, History, Government, Elective Mathematics
- CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Co-curricular activities in the school include both academic and social clubs. We have academic clubs such as: Debating Club, Drama Club and Mathematics and Science Club. The social clubs include NCCE, Charismatic Renewal, and Legion of Mary. Each club is guided by a patron.
The school also participates in games and sports competitions with other schools.
- Old students
- Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)
- The Bishop of Wa Dioscese
- District Assembly, Wa West
- Catholic Education Unit
- Child Care (NGO)
- Monday Open all day
- Tuesday Open all day
- Wednesday Open all day
- Thursday Open all day
- Friday Open all day
- Saturday Open all day
- Sunday Open all day