- The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, is set to build an ultra-modern ICT facility for his alma mater Ghana Senior High School (GHANASCO), located in Tamale in the Northern Region.
Dr. Awal revealed this at the ceremony of the school’s 60th anniversary held last weekend. The project is estimated to cost $400,000. The Minister announced that the project would receive support from the Helping Africa Foundation of the United States of America. He stated that works on the ultra-modern ICT facility would start early next year. The Tourism Minister’s pledge is motivated by his desire to help prepare students for the job market by providing them with the necessary knowledge and ICT skills.
Dr. Awal, who stood in for the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia announced, during the ceremony, that the student who emerges as the overall best student would receive a scholarship package.
“In addition to the provision of the ICT Centre, I will provide a comprehensive scholarship package to the overall best student of the school over the next 10 years,” he said.
The Minister encouraged students to follow in the footprints of their predecessors known for their hard work and discipline.
The management applauded Dr. Awal for his stupendous support in solving the infrastructural needs of the school. The Minister’s contributions include rebuilding the school’s water system and the administrative block and constructing the school’s main gate.
The Headmistress of Ghanasco, Hajia Amina Musah, said that the school has enjoyed support from the government. She thanked the government and the old students for their provisions towards the growth of the school.
According to her, despite prudent management of the school’s limited resources for equipping the next generation, the schools will require ongoing support from the government and old students to improve the school’s infrastructure.