The Akwantufohene and Sanaahene of Kwahu-Tafo in the Eastern Region, Nana Okogyedom Barimah Ntim-Barimah, last Friday donated GHC10, 000 to his alma mater, Navrongo Senior High School (NAVASCO), in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region, as part of activities marking the 60th anniversary of the school.
Nana Okogyedom Ntim-Barimah, the Chief Executive Officer of Soul Health and Wellness Centre in Accra, said that it was necessary to assist the house(Aggrey House) where he domiciled during his school days, to help give it a new face-lift.
The Housemaster, Charles Dantex, received the money on behalf of the school and expressed appreciation to the natural medicine researcher and broadcaster who has been elected the Vice President of the Old NAVASCANS Union (NABIA) for his kind gesture, and promised to construct a wall around the house.
He further expressed appreciation to the contribution of past students to the development of the school and urged them on.
Nana Okogyedom Ntim-Barimah was among at least 20 old students who became chiefs and elders in various traditional jurisdiction across the country, making the “Nabia House of Chiefs,” that paid homage to the school.
Also present with his retinue was the Paramount Chief of Navrongo, Pe Denis Aneakwoa Balinia Addah, also an old student of NAVSCO.
Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, graced the occasion and in a keynote address described NAVASCO as a “national icon” whose old students were in all walks of life contributing to national development and urged students to emulate the shining examples of their predecessors.
NAVASCO was established in September 1960, as one of the Ghana Education Trust Fund, and inaugurating the school on October 26 1960, the first President Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah wrote in the logbook “This school has a future; I shall watch its progress with keen interest.”
By Salifu Abdul-Rahaman, Navrongo