Thursday, June 25, 2009
HRSS Kenema Holiday Show Dec. 1969
In August 1968 when we arrived at the then newly established Holy Rosary Secondary School in Kenema there was one form (Form I - probably equivalent to the 1st year of high school in the States) and less than 40 students. The school was obviously small - was well-run and well-equipped - and the students were great fun to teach. I have other postings in this regard. In 1969 there were two forms (Form I and Form II) and probably about 60 + students. I have learned that HRSS-Kenema is now a very large school of about 2500 students. I personally find this hard to fathom as there would have had to have been a massive building program to accomodate this many students. If there is anyone who can fill me in in this regard I would appreciate it. Susan and I were the only lay teachers in those days (1968-70). Susan taught English and History, and I taught Math and General Science. In those days there were also two classes of the Teacher's Training College. They were the only students living on the school compound (the secondary school students boarded with folks in Kenema). School fees were high and usually paid for by hard working parents. I would also appreciate it if anyone from that era could let me know how much school fees were in those days (in Leones).
Posted by sl 68-70 at 10:13 PM