The Board of Governors of Tamale Senior High School has named a newly constructed dormitory block after the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
The dormitory, named Bawumia House, is in recognition of Dr Bawumia’s enormous contributions to the development of the school.
Speaking at the launch of the school’s 70th anniversary in Tamale on Saturday, Dr Bawumia expressed deep appreciation to the school for the honour, and also dedicated the glory to all past students of the school.
“I must thank the Board of Governors and the school for the honour done me to name a house after me, Bawumia House,” Dr Bawumia, himself a former student, said.
He added: “I am so humbled. I just never dreamed of this. So I accept the honour on behalf of all old Tamascans. It is not just for me, it is for all old Tamascans who have contributed in diverse ways towards this great school of ours.”null
Dr Bawumia’s support and contributions to his former school have been enormous, and naming a dormitory after him highlights the depth of the school’s appreciation.
The Vice President is said to have made a substantial monetary and material contribution to the school towards several infrastructure projects, and his support dates back to his days as a private citizen.
Just as he does for other schools across the country, Dr Bawumia has facilitated the provision of government and privately funded facilities for the school, including a 600-bed MTN funded girls dormitory block, which he commissioned on Saturday, as part of the programme to launch the school’s 70th anniversary.