Independence Parade Tarkwa
Independence Parade Tarkwa

Over 1,000 school children took part in the 62nd Independence Anniversary parade at the Effiduase Methodist School Park in the New Juaben North Municipality.

The school children were from 21 basic schools, six Senior High Schools, six school cadet corps and contingents of the security services.

The parade, commanded by Sergeant Thimothy Obuobisa, witnessed smartly dressed men and women from the security services and school children who marched to the admiration of the gathering.
Ms Comfort Asante, the New Juaben North Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), commended the President for celebrating this peaceful day at Tamale.

She said her outfit is putting in place measures to help young people to access good education, quality health care and other social amenities.

School children from Revival Outreach Preparatory School displayed a spectacular gymnastics while a Taekwando group put up a display to demonstrate how individuals could defend themselves in an armed attack.

At the end of the parade, pupils of Effiduase Presbyterian Primary A School came first in the basic schools category; Ghana National Senior High School (GHANASS) came first in the Senior High School (SHS) group and in the cadet category.

The Ghana Senior High School received an award for their outstanding performance as the overall best school at the parade while all the schools present received a certificate of participation.

Mr Eric Tanor, a student of Mpaem M/A Basic School, received a dictionary and notes books whiles Boakye Josephine Offe and Moses Amoafo Sekyi from GHANAS and Pope John Senior High School respectively received awards as the overall best students in 2017/2018 BECE in the Municipality.

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