The Paramount Chief of the Bawku Traditional Area, Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II has prevailed upon the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to rename the Bawku Senior High School according to a news report.
The request comes at a time government is renaming some major tertiary institutions in the country after some profound individuals. The move, critics say is an attempt by the President to unduly honor personalities inclined to the tradition of the governing New Patriotic Party.
It has emerged that a petition was sent by the Paramount Chief of the Bawku Traditional Area to the President to rename the Bawku Senior High School in order to distinguish it from the Bawku Senior High Technical School also located in Bawku.
In an address read on his behalf during the visit of the President to Bawku as part of a two day working visit to the Upper East Region, Naaba Abugrago said the renaming of the school will resolve recurrent mix-ups in the allocation of resources to the school which often occur as a result of the similarity in the names of the two major second cycle institutions in the Bawku Municipality.
“Your Excellency, some of the key important issues pending include our petition on the renaming of Bawku Senior High School to avoid the confusion with Bawku Senior High Technical School which resource allocations are often a mix-up. The officials responsible can throw more light in this regard when the need is required”.
Though it is not exactly clear what name has been proposed to the government, the report suggests the school may be renamed Azoka Senior High School, a name the school first bore when it was established.
The President in response referred the request to the Education Minister Mr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh who was present for subsequent action.