BRIEF HISTORY OF NAVASCO

LUX Borealis - The Light of the North

66
Total Students in 1960
20
Staff Strength Now
6
Number of Programmes
12
Number of Dormitories/Houses

“This school has a future. I shall watch its progress with great interest”

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, First President of Ghana

Brief About Navasco

Navrongo Senior High School (Navrongo Secondary School then), was opened on 30th September, 1960 as a co-educational institution with Rev. J.K. Fiergbor as the first Headmaster. On 26th October the same year, it was officially commissioned by Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah: On the said day, he wrote in the logbook “this school has a future. I shall watch its progress with great interest”

  • Student Enrolment: The student population in 1960 stood at 66.
  • Staff Strength: the school started with a staff strength of four (4) teachers including the Headmaster and twenty (20) supporting staff
  • Dormitories/Houses: as at 1960, there were five (5) Houses (4 boys’ and 1 girls’) namely: Independence, Republic, Aggrey, Garvey and Slessor.

In 1969, Macdonald curved out Lutherking from Independence, Volta from Republic, and Kennedy from Aggrey and Abatey from Garvey.

In 1975, Livingstone, Ferguson, Guggisberg and Nkrumah were added.

Programmes

Navasco in its history introduced some Technical/Vocational courses in addition to its traditional programmes. In 1972, woodwork and Technical Drawing were introduced. In 1978 Kasem was also introduced as one of the General Arts subjects.

Currently the following programmes are being run by the school: General Arts, General Science, Agriculture Science, Visual Arts, Home Economics and Business.

Religious Activities/Projects

The Ecumenical Chapel was built by the Catholic Mission with funds raised by Rev. Duncan Ferguson from overseas and within the Country. It was dedicated to the Late Monsignor Abatey the first black Priest of the north and all those who contributed to its construction.  It was commissioned on July 4th, 1971.

The School Mosque (now reconstructed with the assistance  from the Kuwait fund at the instrumentally of Nabia Hamza) was a gift from the Late Alhaji Mohammed  Issaka.

 

Chronology of Heads:

From 1960 to Date

Senior Prefects

  • 1960-61       28     Bawa Atikpo        
  • 1961-62       69    Yahaya S. Imah
  • 1962-63       69    Yahaya S. Imah
  • 1963-64       69    Yahaya S. Imah
  • 1964-65       69    Yahaya S. Imah
  • 1965-66       69    Yahaya S. Imah
  • 1966-67       169  Camilo Dery
  • 1967-68       681  Wilfred Abatey     
  • 1968-69       681  Wilfred Abatey
  • 1969-70       362  Alex Dontoh        
  • 1970-71       414  Clement Dandori
  • 1971-72       512  Lawrence Adzedeweh
  • 1972-73       704  Issahaku Saliah
  • 1973-74       818    Iddris I Abdallah
  • 1973-74       896    Mohammed I Asoko          
  • 1974-75      1842  Jose Chris. Odiase        
  • 1975-76      1154  George A. Ayelgum     
  • 1976-77      1389  Patrick A. Dery
  • 1977.78      1996  Clement Bugase    
  • 1978-79      1751  Adamu Bature
  • 1979-80      1700  Mohammed Haroon
  • 1980-81       2114 Mohammed Tanko     
  • 1981-82       4027  Murzik M. Osmanu 
  • 1981-82       2419  R.I.S. Agwedicham
  • 1982-83       2651  John B. Kuseh
  • 1983-84       4799  Isaac Osmanu
  • 1984-85       3147  Rudolph Kantum
  • 1985-86       3515  Alhassan Azong
  • 1986-87       3906  Sebastian K. Ayikwerah
  • 1987-88       5239  Yidana J.J. Richard
  • 1988-89       4602    George P. Wak
  • 1989-90      7028    Basha A. Harsy 
  • 1989-90      5633    Simon Anwami
  • 1990-91      5198    Andrews A. Akolaa

  • 1991-92      5134    G.B.B. Bodong
  • 2001-02      12532    Zaato Surazu
  • 2002-03      13115   Nicholas B. Sobang
  • 2003-04      13478   Abubakari H. Abakuri
  • 2004-05      14111    Mohammed Saani

  • 2005-06      14470   Ibrahim Saalimu
  • 1992-93       8149    Avio Pius
  • 1993-94       8657    Acheampong Emmanuel
  • 1994-95       9128    Yeji F. Asepolah
  • 1995-96       7172    Alibo Robert 
  • 1996-97       9238    Alagidede Paul

  • 1997-98       9781    Aben E. Weyire
  • 1998-99      10807    Kejanga Cornelius
  • 1999-00      10900   Pwazaga Paul
  • 2000            11534   Abass Mohammed
  • 2000            11619   Achana Ben
  • 2000-01      11946    Seidu Abdul-Khaleed
  • 2006-07      14925    Awinsong Moses
  • 2007-08      15654    Daboo Salifu Simon

  • 2008-09      16004   Aliu Mohammed Bawure
  • 2009-10      16202   Aputara Japhet
  • 2010-11      16202   Aputara Japhet
  • 2011-12      16867   Allor Precious Wedaga

  • 2012-13      17353  Ayoreko Sylvester    
  • 2013-14      18268  Ibrahim Zegang Muta-Ali      
  • 2014-15      18424   Anafu Haazii Marcus
  • 2015-16      19104    Iddrisu Gideon

  • 2016-17      20501   Abayire Kwotuah Noah
  • 2017-18      20656   Amadu Mumuni Ahmed
  • 2018-19      21246  Bukari Hadaru

  • 2019-20     22386    Bugre Prosper Mwarik