Old students of Navrongo Senior High School (NAVASCO) in the Upper East Region have rehabilitated and handed over the Indece/Luther King dormitories to the school authority on Monday.
The dormitories which were rehabilitated at the cost of GH¢75,485was sponsored largely by the old students who lived in the dormitories while in school.
The scope of work involved painting, fixing of worn out doors, windows and nets, electrical re-wiring, roofing, landscaping and other decorations to make the dormitories more habitable for the students.
It formed part of efforts of the old students and school authority to uplift the school’s infrastructure in preparation for the 61st anniversary celebration of the school next month.
The president of the Old NAVASCANS Union, Alhaji Mohammed Cambodia Haroon, on behalf of the old students, presented the keys of the building to the headmistress, Mercy Babachuwey, and expressed gratitude to George Adeyiga, former president of the union for his “resilience” in mobilising funds from the old students to rehabilitate the building.
He said the rehabilitation of the building showcases the commitment of the old students and praised them for giving back to their alma mater, while commending the headmistress and staff of the school for the development of the school.
Alhaji Haroon said the old NAVASCAN Union had a global outlook with branches in United States of America, United Kingdom North America, Norway, Denmark and Nigeria, adding that NAVASCO had produced “men and women of substance.”
The Paramount Chief of Navrongo Traditional Area, also an old NAVASCAN, Pe Denis Asagpaare Balinia Adda II, commended the efforts of the old students and urged them to help complete all other projects, including the school clinic under construction.
The school’s Girl Prefect, Anyagri Hanatu Aninya, expressed appreciation to the old students for renovating the dormitories, and assured that the students would reciprocate the gesture by preserving the building for generations.
By Salifu Abdul-Rahaman