MTN Ghana Foundation has intervened to help address the infrastructural challenges facing one of the oldest senior high schools in the northern region, the Tamale Senior High School (TAMASCO).
The foundation's intervention follows several appeals by the school authorities to governments and other benevolent organizations for help but yielding no positive results.
The MTN Ghana foundation agreed after it was approached by the government with the infrastructure deficit confronting the school.
The foundation will construct 600 unit girls dormitory for the Tamale Senior High School ( TAMASCO).
The construction will come in two phases: phase one will see the construction of 300 units beginning in 2019 while phase two will begin in 2020.
MTN Ghana foundation agreement has brought a huge relief to TAMASCO authorities. Last year, the headmaster of the institution, Mr. Shaibu Adam Wilberforce, appealed to the vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia who is also an old boy, to intervene in addressing the infrastructural challenges.
Speaking at the 50th anniversary celebration of TAMASCO Cadet Corps on Saturday, the Vice President assured authorities and students that the school will witness a major updating of infrastructure beginning next year.
The celebration also marked the 24th speech and prize-giving day. The theme of the occasion was: 'Free Senior High School Policy; a panacea for Increasing Access to Quality Education Delivery -The Role of Tamale Senior High School.'
Dr Bawumia told the gathering that the MTN foundation 600 unit girls dormitory will come with a two bedroom bungalow for the headmistress, 16 toilets and 16 bathrooms for the girls. The facility, he said, will also have a two room component has for senior prefects.
It has been a year since the headmaster, Mr Shaibu Adam Wilberforce made an appeal for a girls dormitory.
The vice president was effusive in his praise of MTN. "I want everyone to give MTN a big applause before I tell you what they have done. When we presented the problem to the MTN Ghana foundation, they graciously agreed to help," Bawumia stated.
The project when completed, the vice president observed, will change the face of TAMASCO. He also announced that, the Ghana National Petroleum Cooperation (GNPC ) will also construct a 6 unit classroom block at the school.
Kuwait foundation, he added is also building a 12 unit classroom block which will be dedicated to science.