October 19, 2017
Navrongo (UE), Feb. 3, GNA – The Navrongo Senior High School (NAVASCO), has marked its 16th homecoming dubbed: ‘Nabia Homecoming,’ with a call on students to maintain the high academic standards and discipline set by their predecessors.
Most of the past students who are occupying high positions in the field of politics, the Judiciary, academia and the Military among others by dint of hard work, gave the advice during inspirational speeches they made at the function.
Among them were Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku West, Mr Cletus Avoka, Mr John Ndebugre, Lawyer, Professor David Miller, Chief Executive Officer of the Open University in the Upper East Region, Mr Williams Amuna, Chief Executive Officer of GRIDCO and Colonel Dr Emmanuel Kotia of the Ghana Armed Forces.
The School also produced important personalities such as Dr Kwabina Donkor, former Minister of Energy, Dr Gyesika Agambila, former Deputy Minister of Finance, former Dr Elias Sory, Director General of Ghana Health Service, Mr Clement Bugase, former District Chief Executive for Kassena-Nankana District , Mr Haruna Iddrisu, MP for Tamale South and the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations.
Mr Amuna, said he and his colleagues made it through hard work and determination amidst difficult conditions.
‘During our days we never had the educational amenities and the conducive atmosphere you have today. Now you have them through our support. All you need now is hard work and determination to enable you, make it,’ he said.
The National President of Nabia, Mr Mohammed Haroon, said the essence of the homecoming is for the past students to take stock of the development of the school and to plan towards the 60th Anniversary in 2020.
The Headmistress, Mrs Franciscka Yizura, said the school was the best Senior High School in general academic performance, best performing
Senior High in Mathematics as well as producing the best candidate in the Agriculture Programme in Ghana in 2012.
She enumerated some of the challenges facing the school as inadequate classrooms, lack of kitchen staff as a result of the ban on employment and the dilapidated dinning and assembly halls and staff bungalows.