The Principal of St. Paul’s Secondary School in Pujehun Town, Sam Abu, has called on Government, NGOs and philanthropists for assistance as the structures and facilities are still in ruins since they were ravaged by rebels over a decade ago.
Sam Abu said: “St. Paul’s Secondary is one of the leading Secondary Schools for boys in Southern Sierra Leone with several facilities but the war left it in shambles and we are struggling to repair it”.
He also said that the school’s management is working towards the rehabilitation of the school and its facilities, so as to bring back its past glory as an institution providing quality education for pupils.
The Principal took this reporter on a conducted tour of the school and it was observed that majority of the classrooms are in bad shape and other burnt-out structures are abandoned within the compound.
Principal Abu further explained that the school needs urgent repairs to accommodate more pupils and also called for assistance to repair the staff quarters and boarding homes.
He also stated that rehabilitation work is currently ongoing in a bid to give it a facelift to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the school and the country.
The Principal expressed gratitude to the staff, parents and the Pujehun District Council for their support, and appealed to government and other development partner to assist them.
By Saidu Bah