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Barclays chief roots for former academic giant

By | May 25th 2010

By Ali Abdi

The Government has been challenged to revive the once famous Garba-Tulla High School in Isiolo.

Barclays Bank Managing Director Adan Mohammed said the former national school, which collapsed in 2002, should be returned to its former glory.

Speaking during Garba-Tulla District Education Day, Mr Mohammed said: "It is essential to bring back the school to where it was."

He urged the Government, local leaders and well-wishers to help rehabilitate the school’s facilities. The school was relegated to district status after it collapsed.

Most of its ultra-modern facilities including a greenhouse, basketball courts and teachers’ quarters are dilapidated.

Speaking to the students, Mohammed told them how he envied the school, while he attended a village school in Mandera District.

"I envied this school, but could not get admission. I went to a village school in Elwak that had poor facilities, but I worked hard," he said.

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