Navrongo Senior High School in the Upper East region recently celebrated its 6th Speech and Prize-Giving Day, accompanied by a passionate appeal to address the numerous challenges facing the school.
The Headmistress, Mercy Baba Chuweh, expressed gratitude for the contributions of old students to the school over the years. However, she appealed for more support in various areas to bridge the developmental gap and enhance the quality of education. Mrs. Chuweh made these remarks during a colorful ceremony in Navrongo, attended by old students, current students, traditional leaders, and the public.
Mrs. Chuweh stated, “In spite of state, NABIA, PTA, group, and individual support, the following challenges remain critical: the nearly 1-mile square school land lacks a fence wall; the school vehicles, apart from two pick-ups, are white elephants and, due to age, pose a financial burden on school coffers for maintenance; many existing staff bungalows, built in the 60s and 70s, are roofed with asbestos.”
The 6th Speech and Prize-Giving Day was co-sponsored and organized by the 1982 year group of NAVASCO, under the theme “Quality Education: The Role of Parents, Teachers, and Other Stakeholders.” This annual event aims to recognize hardworking teachers and students in the school. Eighteen teachers were awarded in 18 different categories, while 34 students received awards in 15 categories.
Bright Lawoe, the Upper East Regional Director of Education, chaired the event and urged Ghanaians to take responsibility for ensuring quality education at all levels. He emphasized that everyone is a stakeholder in fostering quality education and encouraged each Ghanaian to play a role in this endeavor.
Joseph Adongo, representing the Upper East Regional Minister Stephen Yakubu, and the Kassena-Nankana Municipal Chief Executive, delivered a speech. Adongo stated that the government is working diligently to provide the infrastructural needs of students nationwide. He called for collective efforts to ensure the attainment of quality education at all levels.