Monday, November 16, 2015

GBHS Nkambe Celebrates 40 Years of Continued Existence

 By Haruna Mohamadou
Ken Martin (mic) flanked by SDO

The Ruby Jubilee of November 14th 2015 took place under the patronage of the senior Divisional Officer for Donga Mantung Division, Ngone Ndodemesape Bernard. It event started with an ecumenical service which was précised over by Rev. Fricks Assobo Teneng the Presbyterian treasurer for Donga Mantung Presbytery cum Presbyterian church New Town pastor. Present not to be told were the Regional Delegate of secondary school Sonjo George who was the 5th principal of the then GHS Nkambe (1994-1997) as well as representatives of ex-studnts from America, Germany, France, UK etc.
The PTA chairman Abdou Kanfon Borno and the School Council Chairperson Afor David expressed gratitude to ex-students for their massive turnout.
Mr Atumsiry Samuel an engineer in charge of Sony Designs in UK speaking on behalf of the ex student of GBHS Nkambe lamented that the school is losing steam as compared to the old glorious days.
4th Deputy Mayor for Nkambe council, Hajara Danjuma reminded the population that the institution has impacted lives in Donga Mantung and Cameroon as a whole. According to Hajara in 1975 GHS Nkambe was the lone Government School for the Entire Division, since many could not afford to pay for the school fees mission schools like JMBC in Ndu and St Augustine in Kumbo, it was the only melting pot in the division and beyond. They all expressed the need for govt to provide credits for renovation of the old building, the need for more teachers and construction and equipping of a computer lab.
With more than 100 trained teachers in the 90s, today’s GBHS has only 33 teachers. Speaker after speaker used the opportunity to appeal to the government through the regional delegate of Secondary Education to look into the problems of the school.  
Tongues are still waging as to why the event was low keyed, yet millions were projected for it.
(Detail analysis soon)

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