Nahouri: The public primary school of Songo celebrates its golden jubilee

The former students of the public primary school of Songo in the commune of Pô, organized from March 24 to 25, 2023, the fiftieth anniversary of the existence of their school. The ceremony was chaired by the High Commissioner of Nahouri Province, Auguste Kinda.

1972-2022, it's been fifty years since the public primary school of Songo was born in a class under a hut with 72 pupils. Today, it has 7 classes with more than 500 students.

To celebrate the fifty years of existence, the former students of the public primary school of Songo wanted to mark the event with a white stone.

Sports and recreational activities were organized for this purpose, including a conference on the theme "Contribution of former students of the Songo school for an efficient and resilient education".

For the president of the organizing committee, Elisée Atiana, the objective sought was, among other things, to create a consultation framework for all former students in order to meet the challenges related to the problems of education, to plead with the administrative authorities for the reinforcement of infrastructures in all the schools of Songo.

He added other objectives which are to improve the study and working conditions of pupils and teachers, to pay tribute to all the teachers and finally to express their gratitude to the State for the construction of schools in Songo.

“Fifty years later, if progress has been observed, it must be recognized that difficulties exist,” noted Mr. Atiana.

For him, these difficulties include the lack of educational materials and classes to absorb primary and secondary school students.

In turn, the Chief of Songo and former student, the Vice-President of the Special Delegation and the High Commissioner of Nahouri, paid a vibrant tribute to the talented teachers who have spared no effort to fight ignorance and provide quality men and women in all sectors of public and private administration.

They also congratulated the organizers for the initiative, because recognizing the sacrifice of these teachers is a very commendable act.

They also provided advice to education stakeholders in the municipality of Pô before inviting sons and daughters to support education because it is the foundation of all development.

During the ceremony, the organizers presented certificates of recognition to the former and new principals of the Songo school and to the pioneers.

Among them, Emmanuel Hien, 86, who led the first promotion to the examination of the Certificate of Primary Studies (CEP).

Before the start of the ceremony, the ditanyè was sung for a victory of the FDS over the forces of evil and a minute of silence was observed in memory of those fallen for the defense of the fatherland.

Source: Burkina Information Agency