The headmistress of Pong Tamale Senior High School, Mrs. Margaret A Gbande has expressed the need for students in the school to appreciate each other’s culture in other to live together harmoniously.
Mrs. Gbande was speaking on Saturday at the schools dining hall on the occasion of the maiden edition of the schools cultural day. The headmistress told the students that their various cultural practices are identify them as a group of people first of all in the northern region and Ghana at large.
She used the occasion to advise the students to hold on to their cultural practices firmly, saying “What you have displayed today formed part of your learning process since learning she said was supposed to be holistic and affects all aspect of your development.”
Mrs. Gbande assured the gathering of her commitment to make the observance an annual occasion and charged both the students and staff of the school to demonstrate interest in the event. She also called on the students not to consider declaration of result of the performances as representing a condemnation of anyone’s culture saying “Every culture was unique and accepted”.
On his part, the “wulana “of the Pong Tamale traditional area, Mr. Mumuni Dramani who was the chairman for the occasion called on the students to value and be proud of their culture. He expressed his satisfaction of the cultural displays by the various groups and encouraged them to take their studies seriously in other to excel in their endeavors.
He also admonished the students to be discipline and obey instructions by their teachers and not to engage in activities that will dent the image of the school. At the end of the displays, the BAAMAYA dance performed by the Dagbang students association was adjudged the best performance followed by the ADOWA of the southern students union.
Other performances were KINACHO by the Konkomba students union, the SIAK performed by the Bimoba union and the TAKAI dance performed by the Mamprugu students union.
BY: Gadafi Tampion