Bawumia gives ¢65,000 to TAMASCO

By Joy News|Martina Bugri
General News Bawumia gives 65,000 to TAMASCO
OCT 12, 2016 LISTEN

The Vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has donated ¢65,000 to his alma mater Tamale Senior High to support the school's 65th Anniversary celebration.

Out of the amount, the NPP running mate said ¢15,000 should be used to give his former house a facelift and ¢5,000 must be used for the renovation of the old assembly hall.

Dr Bawumia also pledged to donate an ambulance to the school in four weeks time to support the transportation of sick students to the hospital.

He also donated sports kits to support sporting activities in the school.

Established in 1951 by the then Colonial administration TAMASCO, formerly, the Government Secondary School had a mandate to bridge the human capacity gap between the north and south of Ghana.

TAMASCO, acclaimed as the Northern Light, has churned out a lot of world class human resource for the country. Some high profile personalities who schooled in Tamasco included the late Dr. Hilla Limann President of the Third Republic of Ghana, late Alhaji Aliu Mahama Vice President under the Kufour regime, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Majority Leader Alban Bagbin, Ali Nakyea a Tax Expert among others.

Presenting the donation Dr. Bawumia told the students that they were fortunate to be in one of the best schools in the country.

He added that due to the knowledge he acquired from TAMASCO he was able to compete favorably with every student, home and abroad and was earned great respect from his colleagues.

The NPP Vice Presidential Candidate said the students will only appreciate the school after they leave its campuses.

Dr Bawumia advised the students to make the sky their limit by studying hard, adding that the foundation he had in Tamasco made a huge impact in his life.

“You should know that what you are getting here is special and you can reach the highest level in your endeavours but the only thing that stands between you and success is taking your studies seriously."


Head Master of the school, Shaibu Wilberforce Adams called on other old students in the region to emulate the example of the NPP Vice Presidential candidate.

He said one huge concern of the area is that most of the old students do not support their alma mater, a situation he said needs to change if schools in the area will develop.

Mr. Wilberforce Adams thanked Dr Bawumia and his team and pledged that the school will use the money for it intended purpose.