The Wa Islamic Senior High School (SHS) girls’ dormitory, in the Upper West region, has been gutted by fire at the weekend, displacing 205 students.

The female students had their text books, exercise books, mattresses, food items and beds destroyed by the fire.

The dormitory, burnt by the fire, was a temporary one given to the female students, following a similar fire outbreak that razed the facility, on January 7, 2020.

The Gambaga Youth Association (GAMYA) was on December 27th-29th 2019 successfully celebrated its second edition of annual homecoming with a theme dubbed: Harnessing Youth Potentials for Socio-economic Development Through Education.

A set of 20 dining tables and 40 benches was donated to the GAMBAGA GIRLS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL to celebrates the theme.

The Gbewaa College of Education at Pusiga is about 12 percentage points to achieving its gender parity policy target of 1:1 after offering admission to 163 fresh female students for the 2019/2020 academic year.

The total admission offered by the College to applicants of the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Degree in Basic Education programme for the academic season was 370 with 207 being males, representing 56 per cent and 163 females, representing 44 per cent.

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.

The Gambaga Girls Senior High School (SHS) in the East Mumprusi Municipality of the North East Region has reverted from the ‘Double Track System’ to Single Track owing to massive infrastructural development in the school.

The ‘Double Track System,’ under the Free SHS policy was in two sessions; the Green and Gold Tracks, introduced by the government to enable more Ghanaian students to gain access to SHS education across the country.

The Bagabaga College of Education (BACE) in Tamale last Saturday held a matriculation ceremony for 527 students who gained admission into the college for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Out of a total of 1,398 applicants, only 527 students made up of 182 females and 345 males were offered admission to the college to study various programmes.

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.

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