The Upper West Regional Girls’ Education Officer at the Ghana Education Service (GES), has disclosed that no girl has ever completed the Sawoubea Junior High School (JHS) in the Wa East District since its establishment about 25 years ago.

Annacleta Viiru said the highest educational level girls in the area had ever attained was JHS two before being sent for marriage.

Paramount Chief of the Navrongo Traditional Area, P3 Denis Asagpaare Balinia Adda ll, has strongly warned individuals engaged in the encroachment of lands belonging to the Navrongo Senior High School (NAVASCO) to desist from the act or face the wrath of his Traditional Council.

He said the attention of the Traditional Council had been drawn to the worrying activities of some unscrupulous individuals, wanting to claim ownership of lands belonging to the school.

In comments he made about the issue when he mounted the podium in Navasco on Saturday to officially launch the school’s 60th Anniversary, on the occasion of the 3rd Nabia Co-Sponsored Speech and Prize Giving Day, Navro-Pio expressed his displeasure with the issue, stated his disapproval of the illegality and assured to ruthlessly deal with anyone found undertaking development projects of any sort on the school lands.

He stated that lands belonging to the school were solely for the development and further expansion of the institution and not for grabs by few selfish individuals with insular interests.

Navro-Pio clearly stated the stance of his traditional council on issues bordering on land encroachment and said the traditional council is open for cooperation to address the menace.

He urged the public to make information on encroachment issues available to the traditional authority for swift actions to be taken to bring perpetrators to book.

“Before I start with any speech, I will like to warn those busily encroaching on lands belonging to the Navrongo Senior High School. I have been informed about the issue and told it is very bad. People have taken over the school lands and developing them. I want to use this opportunity to warn them to stay away from the lands or I will be forced to take serious actions against them. The lands are for the development of the school and not for individual to seize them and build their projects. The issue of encroachment has become a big problem and we must all work together to address it”, -Navro-Pio urged.

Navro-Pio, who is himself a product of Navasco, and was referred to as “Nabia-Pio”, commended the school for its immense contribution to the growth of education in the area, Northern Ghana and the entire country.

He said through Navasco, a lot of great brains have been raised and are currently occupying high positions and offering their knowledge for the development of Ghana and other parts of the world, a feat he said is worth commendation.

He assured management of the school of his support and commitment to the development of the institution.

At least three Senior High Schools in the Northern region have been hit with severe water crisis.

Ghana Senior High School, Vittin Senior High School and Dabokpa Technical School students are forced to share the only source of water which is a dam with animals.

The three schools have been faced with water crisis and are forced to depend on dam water due to the lack of portable water.

Students of these schools spend hours fetching water from the dam instead of studying or doing their assignments.

A visit to the Ghanasco dam located at Kukuo, a suburb of Tamale revealed that animals and the students share the same dam water.

A student of Ghanasco who spoke to DGN Online on condition of anonymity said even though the school authority provide them with tanker water , it was always not enough due to the population of the school.

According to him, after classes hours the students will have to depend on the dam water because the water the school provides is not adequate.

He indicated that the dam water is normally mixed with chemicals before they consume it.

But he was quick to say that sometimes when it’s critical, they use the water in its row state to prepare their food at the dormitory even though there are health related issues.

Students from Vittin and Dabokpa Technical School walk a distance to the Ghanasco dam to get access to the dam water.

They appealed to Ghana Water Company and government to come to their aid.

The Sustainable Development Goal which Ghana is a signatory to, goal 6 talks about ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.


The Assemblies of God Care (AG-Care) Ghana, has donated 90 dual desks to the Adibo Roman Catholic Junior High School in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region to support teaching and learning.

The furniture, valued at GH¢ 22,500, was funded by the Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC), a child centred NGO.

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