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Fri, Dec

Government gives buses to Jomoro schools

The DCE, Mr George W. Somiah, standing in the door of one of the buses after their presentation, while Mr Blay Ackah Quayson, the Education Director, stands by it

The government has allocated two 33-seater buses to the Half-Assini Senior High School (HASCO) and the Annor Adjaye Senior High School (ANASS), Ezinlibo, both in the Jomoro District in the Western Region. 

The gesture is to ease transportation challenges facing the educational institutions in the area. 

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Jomoro, Mr George William Somiah, last Tuesday presented the keys to the buses on behalf of the government to the District Director of Education, Mr Peter Blay Ackah Quayson, who in turn handed them over to the beneficiary schools. 

At a ceremony at the Half-Assini District Administration, the DCE said the government was committed to quality education delivery in the country. 

He urged the beneficiary schools to maintain the vehicles properly to prolong their lifespan towards enhancing quality education in their respective schools, the district and the country at large. 

The district director of education, who received the keys to the vehicles on behalf of the beneficiary schools, lauded the government's efforts at alleviating the transportation problems of the two schools. 

He said the vehicles had come to save the beneficiary schools from future maintenance cost of their overaged vehicles.

Mr Quayson said the vehicles would enable students of the beneficiary schools to undertake field trips among other educational activities. 

He assured the DCE that the authority of the beneficiary schools would take good care of the vehicles to achieve their desired result. 

The education director, however, appealed to the Ministry of Education for a vehicle for the District Education Directorate to facilitate their supervision exercise. 

He indicated that the only official vehicle available to the office had developed a major engine fault since last year and had, accordingly, been parked. 

The Assistant Headmaster (Academics), Mr Elijah Nkrumah, who later received the keys to the vehicles from the district director of education, on behalf of the beneficiary schools, promised that they would use the vehicles strictly for their intended purposes.