n Institute of African Studies Research Review - Chapter ten

Supplement 8
  • ISSN : 0855-4412



In Lawra, in the primary school, we used the whistle and the bell to call the roll. Here in Tamale, in the Government Middle Boarding School, the bugle was used to play reveille at 5:30 a.m., and in the evening to sound for lights-out. The talking drums were used in calling us to the early morning parades, to the dining-hall, to the classrooms and to games. A typical day in that school ran like this. At 5:30 a.m. the bugle was sounded and we would get up to clean our dormitories as well as the surrounds of each compound.

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