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BISCO launched its 50th anniversary celebration


The Business Senior High School (BISCO) in Tamale has launched its 50th anniversary in commemoration of a month long celebration of the school golden jubilee. BICSO was the first business school to be established as a private school in the northern region.

It was established on 9 September 1963 in a rented facility at Chogu with only one student and was also the first senor prefect of the school.

The school later relocated to Sakasaka and finally Gbambaya, its current location. BISCO originally was northern college of commerce and was changed to Tamale Commercial Institute, Tamale Commercial Secondary School, Tamale School of Business and finally Business Senior High School.

With humbly beginning of one student, its current student population stands at 1,244 students made up 786 boys and 458 girls.

 Explaining the rationale behind the launching of the BISCO golden Jubilee, the Headmaster of the school, Mr S.B Awari said the golden jubilee will create a platform for people from all walks of life to come and share their success stories with the school, in terms of BISCO products and infrastructural development among others.

The celebration was also meant to for the school authorities to lay bare some nagging developmental challenges and enable them attract attention of stakeholders in education and government.

The 50th anniversary will further create a platform for the present students to interact with the past students in a bid to fine icons or role models.

 Mr Awari said 50 years down one’s life time is no doubt a remarkable milestone that is worth celebrating.  BISCO over the years the headmaster said has been blessed with numerous developmental projects especially, the recent  times  including six unit classroom block, eighteen unit classroom block, two one story dormitory blocks for both girls and boys and a dining hall complex which are near completion all by the NDC government.

Mr Awari commended the Parent Teacher Association (P.T.A) of the BISCO for their massive support in championing the self help fence wall building project of the school. The P.T.A over the years also provided BISCO with five vehicles, two pick-ups, a 33 seater Benz Bus, a five ton Bedford wooden truck and a water tanker.

The school is however currently operating without administration block and a library complex after losing them in fire outbreak June 2012 and lack of I.C.T block.

BISCO currently has no assembly hall which also serves as examination center and entertainment. The accommodation for teachers in the school is woefully inadequate, compelling most of the teachers stay out of campus which affect their early arrival on campus to nonour their morning lessons as well as instill discipline.

These, Mr Awari said is a major challenged hindering the authorities to provide quality education for the future leaders. He is there appealing to government and BISCO Old Students Association (BOSA) to help facilitate the project.

The Chairman of Parent Teacher Association (P.T.A) Mr Lawrence Abubakari Iddi who has held the position for about 18 years now advised students to work hard. Mr Lawrence reminded the current students in both tertiary and senior high schools in the northern region that, Gold Coast and early Ghana was different from Ghana now, hence the need for them to stop joking with their academic work.

Mr Lawrence Abubakari who retired in active public service in 1986 said the world has change and that student’s in Ghana need to follow the trend of the world so that they can catch up with their colleagues in other parts of the globe.

The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Tamale, Abdul-Hannan Gundadow Abdul-Rahaman who represented the Northern Regional Minister and the representative of the Gukpe-Naa unveiled the 50th anniversary cloth the school’s common market.

The unveiling was preceded by the selling of the cloth. The coordinating director of the Tamale metropolitan assembly, Alhaji Sheihu Awudu Abdul-Kadri an old student bought a piece with an amount of one hundred and fifty Ghana cedis.


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