The Nabango Community has donated 75 dual desks to the Nabango Senior High Technical School to support candidates writing the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The 75 desks presented to the school on Sunday cost GHC 13,000 and would partly cover the furniture deficit of an estimated 360 desks.
Dr Akambe Ayirebasia, a retired Public Servant and Board Chairman of the school said the donation would not only improve the furniture deficit, but would also improve the status of the school that has recently been given an examination centre status.
In a speech to parents, teachers and students at a durbar at the school in Nabango, Upper East Region, he noted that the donation was from contributions of community members living in and outside the community.
The retired Public Servant said the school was built in 1960 as a primary school to reduce the long trekking children made daily to Mirigu and surrounding communities to attend primary school.
It was later turned into a community Day Senior High in 2010 and later absorbed by government in 2016.
Dr Ayirebasia pledged the Board’s commitment to improve enrolment and infrastructure of the school and take measures that would improve academic performance of the students.
Mr Augustine Atanga, the Headmaster of the school in an address, reiterated some of the challenges of the school and commended the Board for its efforts at improving the performance of the institution.
Mr Atanga thanked the government for giving the school a bus and appealed for infrastructure.
Speaking in an interview with the GNA, the headmaster expressed dissatisfaction at the performance of students over the years and pledged his commitment to improve the situation by ensuring that 20 per cent of the current candidates qualify for tertiary education.
He said in 2018 out of 32 candidates presented for the WASSCE, the school recorded a zero pass, and in 2019 again recorded zero from 29 students participating in the examination.
The Headmaster, the board and students welcomed the arrival of a new school bus donated by government, which arrived in the early hours of Sunday morning to the school.
The bus was later blessed by Reverend Fr Jacob Moldana of the Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Church at the Sirigu Parish.