Heads of some second cycle schools in the Nzema area have extended their heartfelt gratitude to President John Dramani Mahama for making buses available to ensure their smooth running.
They said the buses had come at a time most of the schools were in dire need of them to facilitate their shuttle services as most of the buses at their disposal had developed mechanical faults and were virtually not working.
Madam Esther Armah-Viddah, the Headmistress of the Nkroful Agricultural Senior High School, conveyed these sentiments in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Nkroful in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.
The Ministry of Education recently presented 300 buses and 200 Manhindra pick-ups to second cycle institutions in the country as part of government’s avowed commitment towards good quality education delivery.
Among the beneficiary schools in Nzema land are the Nkroful Agricultural Senior High and the Esiama Secondary Technical in the Ellembelle District, the Annor Adjei Senior High in the Jomoro District, and the Axim Girls Vocational Institute and Gwiraman Community Day School at Bamiango in the Nzema-East Municipality.
Madam Viddah said prior to the supply of the buses the school was hiring buses for its activities which was a drain on its coffers.
She said through the instrumentality of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Mr Emmanuel Arma-Kofi Buah and the District Education Directorate, the government buses came in as a relief.
She said the bus would facilitate the movement of students and staff thereby boosting educational programmes in the area.
Madam Comfort Opoku, the Headmistress of the Gwiraman Community Senior High School, congratulated President Mahama for supplying buses to the school.
She said the buses would ease the burden of transportation and further boost educational programmes in the area.