Mr Amidu Chinnia Issahaku, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Sissala East Constituency, and Mr Mohammed Issah Batagalia, his opponent in the 2020 parliamentary election have teamed up to encourage students in Tumu Senior High School to make judicious use of their time to make academic progress.
Mr Issahaku said Senior High School education marked the beginning of career choices and stressed the importance of students placing much premium in their studies to progress into tertiary education.
He was addressing some final and second year students of the Tumu Senior High School at a programme organised by old students, to help final year students writing this year’s West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) tackle more effectively their papers.
Mr.Chinnia said: “Those of us who came through here even at difficult times, we had been able to rise above the difficulty and gone far. Your parents and government sacrifices are for your comfort and betterment.”
He advised the students to remain focused and work hard to break the cycle of secondary education and progress to the next level.
The MP donated an amount of GH¢2,000 to the headmaster to buy pens and pencils for the final year students and also pledged to give sixteen streetlights to light up dark spots in the school.
Mr Yussif Napuna Alidu, the President of the Old Students Association , said the rationale of the programme was to encourage students to take an active interest in learning and make good use of the time in school for better grades.
Mr Mohammed Issah Bataglia, the 2020 Parliamentary candidate for Sissala East Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) advised the students to judiciously utilize the three years stay on campus and harder to pass.
Mr Ibrahim Salifu, the Headmaster of the school, commended the old students for the novelty to share thoughts and ideas with the final year students to inspire, encourage and improve on the school’s performance on the WASSCE results.
He encouraged the students to actively listen and put into good use the various ideas and advice shared by the speakers