The Old Ghanascans Association (OGA) 2001 year group have handed over a building they have constructed to house the grinding mill of their alma mater to the school’s authorities.
At a short ceremony at Ghanasco campus, the representatives of OGA 2001 highlighted the need for all year groups and former students to contribute their quota to help build the foundation of their education.
Headmistress of the school Hajia Amina Musah thanked the OGA 2001 year group for responding to their call when they needed it most. She entreated current students to also take a cue from the various projects the school is getting from old students to also excel in their final examination.
Hajia Amina Musah was equally happy that the facility that was being handed over had been constructed from scratch. She said the OGA 2001 year group had shown the way for all to see. She thanked them for the gesture calling it a “yeoman’s job.”
“On behalf of management, staff and students of Ghana Senior High School in Tamale, the great school, I will like to give thanks to the 2001 year group for this beautiful edifice that they have handed over to the school. So now you can be sure that when your grains come into the building or mill, rains will not beat them. I am sure previously when they bring it here and send it back, its not in a good shape but now you are sure that good quality ground grains will be served to you in the dining hall.” The headmistress said when keys to the building were handed over to her at the ceremony.
She further said that, “thank you very much; 2001 year group and I think that this is an eye opener to the students who are still in school. For some time now, the whole of this year they have been receiving projects upon projects, that is the school from the different year groups. So now that you have seen it, when you are out there, we want you to come and build upon what your seniors are doing now. So we hope that more year groups will also come in and take up a project or two. And also show appreciation to their alma mater.”
A representative of the OGA 2001 year group, Alhaj Fuseini Yussif Amuda said the group decided to undertake this task just to maintain what he described as a “bridge” he and his group had crossed when they were at the Senior High School.
He entreated other year groups to also come and help “maintain the bridge” and tasked current students to also keep a good image of the school to others. Alhaj Amuda thanked the school for providing space to accommodate the facility.
The ceremony had in attendance, the headmistress of the school, Hajia Amina Musah, Mr. Abdul Nasir Ismaela, assistant headmaster in charge of domestic, Madam Iddrisu Wasila who is also a member of the 2001 year group and other members of staff and current students of the school, representatives of the OGA 2001 year group, OGA regional secretary, Mr. Ibrahim Dokurugu, OGA national treasurer Mr. Mubarik Osman.
The building was handed over to the OGA regional executive for him to hand over to the national executive who in turn handed it over to the headmistress as protocol allows.