Ghanasco Marks 60th Anniversary

Some past students of the ‘74 year group who graced the function

Ghana Senior High School (Ghanasco), formerly Ghana College, has celebrated its 60th anniversary in Tamale in the Northern Region.

The 60th anniversary was on the theme, ’Celebrating Our Achievements, Charting Our Future.’

Ghana Senior High School was established in 1960 as part of the Educational Trust Schools by the then President Kwame Nkrumah and now has a student population of 3,108 comprising 1,660 males and 1,448 females.

The Headmistress of the school, Hajia Amina M. Musah, when she was addressing the gathering of old students and guests, thanked old students for their immense support through projects and donations towards the development of the school.

She commended government for building a 16-unit one storey boys’ dormitory which has helped the school deal with its accommodation challenges.

The Ghanasco headmistress also thanked Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for donating a Nissan pickup and facilitated the retrieval of the impounded school bus and Ford pickup from the Tamale High Court.

“It was former President John Dramani Mahama, who did the asphalt road from the entrance to the administration block, he also facilitated the building of the fence wall, a major renovation of Cabral/Gbanzaba block. Lordina Mahama also facilitated the construction of a two storey girls’ dormitory complex and renovation of the Lordina block,” she disclosed.

According to the headmistress, even though the school has received numerous support from its old students and other institutions, the school still has challenges with infrastructure, and appealed for more dormitories and classrooms.

Hajia Musah encouraged students to derive inspiration from the old students who have achieved greatness in society and work hard to be good future leaders.

The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Awal, who represented Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as the special guest of honour, said the government is committed to the development of education and assured that Ghanasco will be supported by the government to ensure that students receive quality education.

He disclosed that in 2022, a $ 400,000 ICT centre will be built at Ghana Senior High School by him and partners.

Dr. Awal also instituted a 10-year scholarship scheme for the best student in Ghanasco.

“This scholarship will cover tuition, accommodation among others for the best student in any university of their choice for the next 10 years,” he stressed.

Former President John Dramani Mahama, who was the guest speaker, called on government to find solutions to the rising unemployment situation in the country.

Mr. Mahama assured Ghana Senior High School of his family’s continuous support to ensure that Ghanasco continues to be one of the best senior high schools in the country.

The Ghana Senior High School has produced great personalities such as former President John Dramani Mahama, former First Lady Lordina Mahama, former Supreme Court Judge Justice Joseph Bawa Akamba, Pishegu Lana Alhassan Andani, Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Awal, Abedi Pele Ayew and          A.R. Gomda of the Daily Guide among others.

Some representatives of the 74 year group

FROM Eric Kombat, Tamale