GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING EDUCATION ….
The central regional minister, Mr. George Kweku Ricketts Hagan said government is committed to supporting educational institutions by providing them with their needs to help improve the standard of Education in the country.
The minister gave the assurance when he addressed heads of some schools and colleges in the central region who benefited from the distribution of vehicles by government at a short but colourful ceremony at the R.C.C.
According to Mr. Hagan, Ghanaians as a people were always quick to run down our facilities because of our poor maintenance culture and lackadaisical attitude towards government properties.
He therefore charged the heads to adhere to standard periodic maintenance and servicing of the vehicles on time so as to prolong the life span of the cars to the benefits of their schools and students.
According to Mr. Hagan, it was his duty as a minister to ensure that all schools in the region had buses to help facilitate movements of students and other schools activities.
The government, he said, would continue to be doing this to support the efforts of teachers and parents in order to ensure that there was massive improvement in the standard of education across the country.
He tasked the heads of the beneficiary schools and colleges to take good care of the vehicles like they would if the buses were their private properties.
The minister urged the drivers of the schools who would be using the cars to note that the cars were meant for the schools but not meant for them (drivers) as their private property and must also ensure that the vehicles served the interest of their schools.
He appealed to schools who did not receive any of the vehicles to continue to be patient with the government because there was going to be another allocation of buses where they would be highly considered.
The headmistress of the University Practise Senior High School, Mrs. Paulina Yankah, on behalf of all the heads of the beneficiary institutions expressed appreciation to the government and promised that the buses would be put to good use.
In all, 33 vehicles made up of 66 and 33 seater Eicher buses and Nissan Navara and Mahindra pikups were given to some selected schools and colleges in the central region by the government through the ministry of education.
By Naabenyin Joojo Amissah,Cape Coast.