In spite of its location on the premises of the Providence Foundation in Devos Village near Bo-Waterside in Grand Cape Mount County, residents testified that the Alexander Ketter Academy is making a difference in the county’s education sector.
The school, which runs from 7th to 12th grade, is named in honor of the late Deacon of the Baptist Church.
A cross-section of residents over the weekend told this newspaper that their ranking of the school came against the backdrop of results the students have achieved in their academic performances in a series of quizzes and other academic works, including the annual exams administer by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
The administrator of the Providence Foundation, Reverend Anthony B. Morris, said apart from the academic work, the school has a well-equipped computer lab.
The lab contains 15 brand-new computers with various software that serve as added advantage to the students’ learning, “because they use the programs to do PowerPoint presentations.”
“What the locals have failed to realize is that the school is virtually tuition-free, but as we speak, we have an enrolment of only 85, with three in the 7th grade,” Morris said.
Additional facilities, he added, are the Modern Science and Technology Building.
Morris therefore called on parents to make the best use of the facilities by enrolling their children of school going age.
As part of a series of programs the Foundation operates, it also runs the Helen Devos Medical Center that caters to the surrounding community with an approximate population of 3,692. The center contains a clinic with well-trained staff, male and female units as well as units prepared for children, “where all cases including the emergency ones are handled.”
“The ambulance and our medical outreach team often comb the surrounding hamlets and villages as well as other distant areas treating patients with various ailing conditions,” Morris added.
As of the theater, Rev. Morris said it is one of the best in the county, if not in the country, under the direct supervision of Dr. Patrick Kamara and his corps of trained practitioners, who are Physician Assistants and Registered Nurses.
Besides those two facilities, the Foundation has developed 25 acres of land, which now contains cassava, pineapples and a variety of crops.
“Since President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf dedicated this project in 2011, every year something new is being added to include agriculture, the water project that produces the Providence Water that supplies the residents of the county, especially personnel assigned at the Bo-Waterside crossing point and their dependents,” Morris boasted.
About the Providence Foundation
The Providence Foundation is a Christian Educational organization whose mission is to train and network leaders to transform their culture for Jesus Christ, and to teach all citizens how to make disciples for the nation. It has been working since 1983 to fulfill Christ’s commission to “make disciples of all nations.” Such a nation will not only have transformed people, but also transformed institutions — family, church, and state.
The Foundation has focused on training and networking leaders in a principled, Biblical education that has historically produced liberty, justice, prosperity, virtue, and knowledge in people and nations. It has advanced its mission through the Biblical Worldview University, with multi-national courses in media, business and politics.
Accordingly, Jesus commissioned believers to “make disciples of all nations,” which means to “do your utmost to make the nations Christian nations.”
The goal and objective is to, among other things, produce Biblical Worldview Resources in many languages through lectures, sermons, tours, seminars, and exhibits.