Past students of Navrongo SHS commended for assisting Alma Mata

Cross section of the Nabias seated in the MacDonald Assembly Hall for the occasion

Cross section of the Nabias seated in the MacDonald Assembly Hall for the occasion

Past students of the Navrongo Senior High School in the Upper East Region, popularly known as “Nabia” and the Board of Governors of the School, have been commended highly for working hard to ensure that the School regained its past glory of consistently scoring 100 percent in the WestAfrican Examinations Council results with distinctions.

The Acting Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Frank Fuseine Adongo, made the commendation in a speech read for him by the Municipal Chief Executive for Bolgatanga, Mr Joseph Ameyure, at the “second  Nabia Co-Sponsored Speech and Prize Giving Day,”   held at the School’s campus at Navrongo  on Saturday.

The Acting Regional Minister who stated that the theme “Building Blocks for Academic Excellence; The Role of Stakeholders,” was apt, described the contributions of the past students of complementing the government’s efforts in the areas of the provision of school infrastructure and also re-introducing the Speech and Prize Giving Day as very unique which needed to be emulated by other schools past students.

Mr Adongo stated that although, the government’s new Free Senior High Programme would contribute to ensuring that majority of Ghanaian children were put in school, it had some teething problems and appealed to other stakeholders particularly past students to support the government in the implementation of the programme.

He said the government had secured GH¢500 million  to  support the infrastructural  development of some of the  Free Senior High Schools (SHS) across the country   in addition to the 9,000 teachers being recruited .

Professor David  Miller , the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the School,  who is also the President of the Open Millar University, said  infrastructural development under the administration of the current  Board within the three years period in office,  had been  very unprecedented   and attributed it to the spirit of oneness , teamwork and philanthropists  of ‘Nabia.’

He explained that the Board upon assumption of  office came out with a vision document targeted at ensuring that the lost  past glory of the school was restored  and hence the revamping of the Speech and Prize Giving by the 1977  year group and other  groups.

He mentioned the construction of bathhouses and waste management systems in the school, renovation of the Macdonald Assembly Hall,   the installation of streetlights, the Abavana Information Communication Technology Centre, the ongoing Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUNDgirls dormitory and  school gate among some of the projects initiated by the past students , the Nabias.

Professor Miller, who indicated that the Board of Governors of the School was the first to be submitting its report about the school’s activities to the Ghana Education, thanked the former Chief Executive Officer   of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), Ing. William Amuna and the Former Minister of Power in the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration, Dr Kwabena Donkor both past students for contributing immensely to the development of the school.

The National President of Nabia, Alhaji Mohammed Haroon, said the prospects of the school should be of paramount concern to all past and present students of Nabia, and urged his colleagues to unite and support the school in fixing its infrastructure deficit as it gears towards   celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2020.

The Headmistress of the School, Francisca Yizura, whose speech, was read by the Assistant Headmaster, Mr Robert Kumpus, attributed the overall good performance of the students to the instilling of discipline in them introduced by the Board of the Governors of the school.

The Headmistress called on the government and other stakeholders to help complete the ongoing Girls Dormitory being funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund, the dilapidated dining hall project, the teachers’bungalows and the School’s fence wall and School bus.

The National President of Nabias , Alhaji Mohammed Haroon, addressing the occasion

From Samuel Akapule, Navrongo

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