Bolgatanga (U/E) Jan. 31, GNA - The 1992 Year Group (R Batch) of the Bolgatanga Senior High School has presented a brand new double decker Toyota Hilux pickup to its alma mater to ease the school’s transportation challenges.
Hitherto, the school relied on an old pickup vehicle for both academic and official duties within and outside the region when efforts to get a vehicle from sister schools in the region failed.
Mr Elvis Winimi Apam, Upper East Region Acting Chairman of the group said it was an honour for the batch to give back to its alma mater and urged other year groups to emulate the gesture to help uplift the image of the school.
He said the group was working around the clock to mechanize selected existing boreholes, construct new ones and provide poly tanks at vantage locations in the school estimated at Gh¢200,000.00 to help the school solve its water challenges.
He announced that the year group would be celebrating their 25th anniversary in June this year and said they had lined up various programmes geared towards supporting the school to redeem its image as one of the best in the country.
Mr Apam commended members of the year group for their level of commitment and urged them to hold that spirit of commitment to uplift the school’s performance.
Mr Ababu Afelibeik, Headmaster of the school, who received the vehicle on behalf of the school said it would help speed up their daily activities.
He said the school had 22 staff bungalows most of which were on deplorable state and were insufficient to accommodate the 122 teaching staff of the school.
He said the community members encroached on some portions of the school’s land because it was not walled adding that staff was doing their best to stem the practice.
The Headmaster said the school was one of the best in sports in the region, and its drama club was adjudged the best in the country.
Mr Ababu disclosed that the school was constructing a fish pond and would soon stock it with tilapia, and entreated the students to take their studies seriously so as to emulate what the group had done in future.
He thanked the 92 year group for the gesture and called on other year groups to come to the aid of the school.