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Kanvilli Junior and Secondary School

Kanvilli Junior & Senior Secondary School is one of the many Catholic schools in Tamale, Northern Ghana.

Over the years, the school had been poorly managed and was badly rundown. It was handed over to the Christian Brothers by the bishop in a very bad state some four years ago. Since the Brothers took over the school, the conditions have greatly improved. Classrooms have been renovated, roofs repaired, and sitting accommodation provided. Water supply, toilets and other hygiene facilities have also been installed. The academic standard is going from strength to strength as well under the new management, with overall scores improved by 80%.

This is an amazing achievement as many of the teachers at Kanvilli are still not on the government payroll and are essentially working as volunteers. Kanvilli Junior & Senior Secondary School celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2011.


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