The Government on Monday distributed 150 vehicles to selected Senior High Schools (SHS’s) and some Agencies across the country at a ceremony in Accra.
The vehicles which comprised of 100 buses and 50 pickups are to help in teaching and learning in schools and also to promote the development of education in the country.
This brings to 1,334 the number of vehicles the government has distributed since 2020 to SHS, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Directors of Education, Heads of Technical Institutes and Agencies under the Ministry.
Speaking at a handing over ceremony at the Accra High School, the Vice President, Dr Mahmoud Bawumiah, said the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government prioritized education since that was the surest way to transform the nation’s economy.
He said the huge investment being made by the government in the education sector attested to the fact that it wanted to transform the nation’s economy to meet the 21sth century market needs so it could compete with the rest of the world.
Dr Bawumiah, lauded Dr. Osei Yaw Adutwum, Minister for Education for his role in transforming the nation’s education to be at par with other developed countries.
He assured the nation that everything possible would be done to transform the nation through education so that Ghanaians especially the youth could compete in the job market across the globe.
The Vice President urged Heads of Schools to make good use of the vehicles in the form of field trips and excursions to promote education development for the nation.
Again, he implored the Heads of institutions to ensure they assisted students to visit research centres relating to their studies so they would have first-hand knowledge as they engage the researchers in discussions and briefing.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, in a remark, pledged to continue working hard to help transform the nation’s economy through education.
He also lauded staff and management of the Education Ministry and Agencies under it for their hard work leading to the state of education development in the country.
The Education Minister charged the beneficiaries of the vehicles to adopt good maintenance culture for the vehicle to last longer and also urged them to ensure that they were put to good use to serve the purpose of its procurement
The President of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) Mr Yacoub Abubakar, in an acceptance speech lauded the government for the effort being made to provide schools in the country with the needed resources to promote effective teaching and learning.
On behalf of the beneficiaries, He pledged to take good care of the vehicles so they would last longer to serve the purpose of its procurement.