Ghana Senior High School Tamale (Ghanasco) awarded hardworking students and staff at a Speech and Prize Giving Day ceremony held at the school premises in Tamale. Speaking at the occasion the headmistress of the school Hajia Amina Musah commended the Old Ghanascans Association (OGA), chiefs, and philanthropists for their generous donations towards the awards day celebration. She said donations ranging from cows to tubers of yams and some amounts of money poured in for preparations towards the event. She however lamented on the current state of transportation in the school as the school buses which had been impounded by the courts still stayed parked at the Tamale high court left to the mercy of rodents and harsh weather conditions. Hajia Amina M. Musah said though Ghanasco is one of the best schools in the region and has produced people of high standing in society including the former President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama, there was still no proper toilet facility for the students who had to engage in open defecation they propagate against. She said perennial water crises, the uncompleted fence wall which led to persistent intrusion, poor road network, lack of an ICT lab and an assembly hall were amongst challenges that plagued the school. Hajia Amina therefore called on government, the old students association and philanthropists to come to the aid of the school.
The Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Salifu Saeed who represented the Vice President at the occasion congratulated the awardees and presented a brand new Nissan pickup to the school as a gift from the Vice President. He said the school bus impounded by the courts will soon be released and returned to the school to ease transportation proble. The Managing Director of Stanbic Bank Ghana Alhaji Alhassan Andani who is an old student also graced the occasion, and advised students to always plan in order not to fail, and be discipline in their endeavors. He pledged to rally his 1976 year group to construct a fully furnished ICT lab for the school and also give some money to end the water crises it faced.