By: Joyce Kantam Kolamong
The Northern School of Business, NOBISCO, has marked 50 years of existence and excellence.
The colorful event which took place at the school’s sports oval in Tamale, was on the theme “Celebrating 50 years of Holistic Education: The NOBISCO Story.”
Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, charged the students to take advantage of the modern-day development of the school to enhance their academic performance. He also advised them to ensure discipline at all times since it is the hallmark of academic success.
The Northern School of Business was established in 1972. Currently, the school has a student population of over 3,000 with about 227 teaching and non-teaching staff. The school runs four main courses: Business, General Arts, Home Economics and General Science.
The school has produced distinguished personalities including the Northern Regional Minister, Shani Alhassan Shaibu, Deputy Energy Minister, Mohammed Amin Adam Anta, Vice Chancellor for the University for Development Studies, Professor Seidu Alhassan among others. The 50th Anniversary celebration attracted massive attendance from old students, stakeholders and the public.
Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, said education is key to the government and hence the introduction of education interventions. He said the serialisation policy in examination introduced last year has helped in addressing examination leakage and malpractice.
Vice Chancellor for the University for Development Studies, UDS, Professor Seidu Al-Hassan who was the guest speaker, called on the government to prioritize holistic education in its quest to achieve a comprehensive educational system.
The Headmaster of the school, Alhassan Issah Dokurugu, commended all those who have been instrumental in the development of the school.
He said the deplorable nature of the school’s toilet facility has compelled students to defecate openly affecting their fundamental and most private needs.
He said part of the toilet facility broke down during the last raining season and called for support before the onset of the next season.