They dispersed like the seeds of a Sycamore tree to distant lands in search of places to acquire knowledge and increase their chances of securing a better future for themselves and their families.
This was the fate of pupils of the New Ningo D/A Primary ‘B’ School for more than a decade.
The lack of a building to house a junior high school meant the pupils left the school after Primary 6 and looked for a Junior High School elsewhere.
This caused parents, pupils and teachers a great deal of pain and frustration as teaching and learning and effective monitoring of pupils’ performance were greatly hampered. This also meant educational outcomes were dimmed even for those who had the courage and the discipline to bear the indignities and eternal inconvenience that came with having to look for a junior high school elsewhere.
On Saturday, April 8, 2017, pupils of the school received a gift – an Easter gift you may call it. But the gift was not a box of candies with fanciful rappers and ribbons.
It was more.
The CEO of The Multimedia Group, Mr. Kwasi Twum and his siblings built a modern JHS Block for the school and donated it to the community in honour of their late mother, Manye Nueki Carboo.
The elders and people of the area gathered on Saturday to witness the inauguration of the Manye Nueki Carboo Memorial JHS Block.
It was commissioned by Samira Bawumia, the wife of the Vice President Dr. Mahamud Bawumi.
Along with the block are an ICT laboratory, a lavatory, Staff Common Room and a store-room.
The pupils can now drink from a deep reservoir of relief thanks to the generosity of Mr. Twum and his siblings.
Photos by Gershon Mortey