The Rev. Dr Martin Bugri Nabo chairman of the Northern Presbytery on Saturday cut the sod for the construction of a GHÃ‚Â¢750, 000 six-classroom Senior High School block at Bamvim a community near Tamale.
The Oikonomos Foundation, a Dutch NGO based in the Netherlands provided the financial assistance to the Northern Presbytery for the project and the community members and school management were to contribute labour and other inputs to enable the school to move from the old site, which lacked space for expansion.
Mr. Kaleb Yakubu, Country Representative of Oikonomos Foundation, speaking at the sod-cutting ceremony said education was paramount in his outfitÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s assistance area hence the need to help put up the infrastructure.
He urged management of the school to ensure that the project was completed on schedule to move students from the old site to enhance academic work.
Mr. Anthony Bakutomah headmaster of the school expressed appreciation to Oikonomos Foundation for the assistance and gave the assurance that the project would be completed on schedule.
He said residents of Bamvim would now have the opportunity to have secondary education at their doorstep and appealed to community members to cultivate the habit of sending their children to school.
Rev. Dr Martin Bugri Nabo, chairman of the Northern Presbytery, who cut the sod advised teachers and management of the school to continue to instil discipline and Christian values in the children to ensure that the school churn out quality children.
He expressed the hope that the church would solicit more funds to develop and expand infrastructure at the Bamvim site to enroll more students to improve education in the Tamale Metropolis.