The running mate to the flag bearer of New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has donated GH¢50,000 to the Tamale Senior High School (TAMASCO), his alma mater, towards the renovation of the school’s assembly hall to mark the school’s 65th anniversary celebration.
The celebration begins today, October 15, 2016 with a speech and prize-giving day.
Dr Bawumia, who is a member of the 1980 old students group of TAMASCO, also donated two sets of table tennis and high jump equipment to promote sporting activities in the school and also pledged to buy an ambulance for the school soon.
Before the cash donation for the renovation of the school’s assembly hall was made Dr Bawumia had already given out a cash donation of GH¢15,000 for the renovation of the Wemah House, where he was the House Prefect during his days as a student of TAMASCO, to give it a facelift.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony on the school’s premises last Wednesday in Tamale, Dr Bawumia said the gesture formed part of his contribution to give the school a facelift to ensure a successful celebration.
He said it was also to give back to the school that had made him who he is today and urged the present crop of students to be inspired by his gesture to study hard so that they could do more than he had done for the school.
Dr Bawumia further told the students that it was hard work, discipline and perseverance that pushed him to where he is today and urged the students to imbibe those virtues to enable them to attain greater heights in life.
He told the cheering students that he was admitted to the school in 1975 at the time the school was celebrating its silver Jubilee and is now celebrating its 65th anniversary.
The Headmaster of the school, Mr Wilberforce Shaibu Adams, who received the cash donation and the items on behalf of the school, thanked Dr Bawumia for the gesture and urged other year groups to emulate his example by contributing generously to help give the school a new look.