Deputy Energy Minister, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, who is also the Member of Parliament for Karaga in Northern Region, has pledged to fund two qualified female students of the Tamale Secondary School (TAMASCO) for the next ten (10) years to pursue engineering programmes at the tertiary level.
He made this solemn pledge during his remark as a Guest Speaker at a symposium to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the school in Tamale.
While sharing his thoughts on igniting the future in a challenging environment, Dr. Amin Adam urged the students to exercise a high sense of discipline in their academic work as well as in their professional lives as the progressively transition into tertiary institution.
The Karaga lawmaker also emphasized the need to build one’s social capital through their various interactions and relationships in school.
Eloquently quoting from the late Dr. Abrefa Busia, Dr. Amin said “there cannot be any meaningful development in a country if there’s no meaningful human development in that country”.
He also shared how the Northern scholarship and the Free Compulsory Basic Education (FCUBE) had bridged the education development gap between Northern and Southern Ghana and how the government under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo has extended this free and accessible education to the Senior High School level.
“I am very pleased that now, TAMASCO is not only the best in the northern sector, but is now rubbing shoulders with other southern schools with very high academic prowess”, he said.
“I am very confident that we will very soon see the fruits of what you’re sowing today”, he added.
He pledged to sponsor the 2 female students as his contribution to empower females into the technical sector.
In attendance were former Minister of State and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Professor Josuah Alabi, former Minister of State and currently the Minority Leader in Parliament, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu among others.
Dr. Amin Adam applauded the teaching and managerial staff of the school for their outstanding work and further underscored the need to pay keen attention to their academic performance.
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