Lassie-Tuolu Senior High

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Motto: Endurance, Truth and Wisdom
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Accommodation: Day and Boarding

Gender: Mixed
Category: B
Type: Public School

Lassie-Tuolu Senior High, formally called St. Ignatius of Loyola Senior High school is located at the western part of Wa in a town called Lassia-Tuolu of the UPPER WEST.


To Produce Intelligent, Self-Disciplined and Resourceful People Through Quality Education and Christian Moral Training Who Will Give Off Their Best to Society.


To have well educated and trained youth who are self-disciplined, based on sound Christian morals for their own benefit and for the nation.

Lassie in Wa West district of UPPER WEST Region

Lassie-Tuolu Senior High Anthem

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History of Lassie-Tuolu Senior High

The school was established on 3 March 1995 by a Catholic church with Archbishop Emeritus Gregory Kpiebaya who was the Bishop of Wa in the 1980s. The initial idea was from the chief of Jenebob at that time to cater for the educational need of the youth in that locality. With financial support from a parish in Germany called St. Ignatius and the parish Chairman, Bernhard Nistchke, the construction work was started in 1992.

The school finally started on 3 March 1995 with one hundred and twenty students (120) comprising 80 boys and 40 girls. This was the first time the Upper West Region had a mixed catholic school. The school was formally captured into the public system in 1997.

Lassie-Tuolu Senior High Programmes and Course

The school offers these following programmes

Home Economics

General Arts

General Science

New pupils are admitted in September every year through a computerized system under the control of the Ghana Education Service.

The system works based on the results of an entry examination known as the Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E). This examination is held for junior high schools at various centres throughout the country.

Entry Forms for the above examination are obtained from the West African Examination Council (W.A.E.C) through the headteachers of the respective junior high schools within the country. Once the computerised selection process is completed, the list of admitted students are made available by the Ghana Education Service to the school. The list is then made public through the school’s notice board.

An opportunity is also given to foreign nationals who wish to apply for admission into the school through a written entrance examination organised by the school.

Students from other senior high school or fresh senior high school starter who wishes to continue the education at the school can also contact the school's adminstration through the contact list provided in the contact section of this page.

After a student gains admission, he is given the school's official prospectus. This book helps new students about the school and all that is required of them.

  • Mr Andrew Kpan
  • Rev. Bill Currain
  • Bernhard Nitschke
  • Joseph Yieleh Chireh

Mr Andrew Kpan

Mr Andrew Kpan, who was the first headmaster of St. Ignatius of Loyola Senior high school from 1995-2005.

Rev. Bill Currain

Rev. Bill Currain was the parish priest of Lassia-Tuolu who mobilized funds from friends outside the country to support Archbishop Emeritus Gregory Kpiebaya to establish the school.

Bernhard Nitschke

Bernhard Nitschke was also a man from Germany who served as the fundraising manager for the school building project. He helped raise funds to build the old dining hall, the library, dormitories and classrooms.

Joseph Yieleh Chireh

Joseph Yieleh Chireh who was the Member of Parliament for the Wa West constituency from 1997-2021 also played a significant role in the establishment of the school after he was elected as the member of Parliament for Wa West constituency. He helped in the funding process. He also donated a photocopier machine to the school and financed the building of the new library.