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Vitting Senior High Technical School Old Students Association Gears Up for Homecoming

The old student’s association of the Vitting Senior High Technical School (VOSA) in the Tamale Metropolis of the Northern Region, has on Friday October 6, 2023, launched the preparation towards their first ever maiden homecoming slated for November 18 to 25, 2023.

The homecoming aimed to unify and revitalize the old student’s association under the theme “A moment to Remember a Reason to Rejoice and a Commitment to Renew. 

The 35-year-old school runs boarding, day and double track programs under the free SHS policy. It offers Agriculture Science, General Arts, Visual Arts, Technical, and Home Economics. 

Speaking at the launch, chairman of the old student’s association Alhaji Thomas Kofi Pang, noted, the homecoming event is scheduled to take place from November 18 to 252023, and climax activities line up to commemorate the launching of the schools 35th anniversary.

“This will be an opportunity to bring alumni back to Vitting Senior High Technical School and let them experience campus in a meaningful way and create new moments and memories that will last a lifetime”, he narrates.

He said the objectives of the old student’s association is to encourage its members to offer practical services to the school and promote the overall development of the school. “Another objective of VOSA is to help members to appreciate the unity of the association and promote a sense of belonging to an academic world,” he added. 

He said the school since its establishment in 1991, has produced great men and women serving in various capacities within the respective sector of the Ghanaian economy, hence it is important for all alumni to participate in the impending activities to make the event successful. 

Addressing the old students and some staff of the school, Alhaji Thomas highlighted some challenges confronting the school and thus called on government and other stakeholders to take immediate steps to address the issues.  

In his remarks, the headmaster of the school, Mr. Bukari Ahmed, said the launch of the maiden homecoming of the old students is appropriate and timely as it will offer old students’ opportunity to identify challenges confronting the school. 

He said the school for the past year had made a significant progress in academic performance and infrastructure development including construction of boys and girls dormitories, increased students enrolment and ongoing construction of school fence wall by the PTA. 

“The performance of our students in west Africa Senior School certificate examination has been improving each year. In 2022, twenty-eight percent of students who sat in the examination qualified to various high institutions”, he said. 

He said, despite the progress made for the past years, the school is still confronted with a series of challenges including inadequate infrastructure leading to congestion in classrooms and dormitories, furniture, poor state of workshop and laboratories, insufficient staff accommodation, among others. 

Vitting Senior High Technical opened on January 28, 1991, with a current student population of two thousand, three hundred and fifty-six (2,356).

Story By: Alhassan Yakubu |www.diamondfmonline.com |Ghana.

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