The Vice-President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia Monday on behalf of the Nana Akufo-Addo led administration presented 150 vehicles comprising of 50 buses and 100 pickups to some selected Senior High Schools in the country.
The vehicles, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister for Education in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said forms part of the central government effort to improve quality education anchored on a robust education system.
The initiative is to improve access to quality education anchored on a robust education system training a critical mass of students empowered to be active participators in our country’s socio-economic transformation,” he said on Monday.
As the Minister in charge of Education, the Bosomtwe Member of Parliament said he is confident that the brand new vehicles will improve mobility of our teachers and learners, and strengthen the effective administration of in schools.
Mr Bawumia at the handing over event said the automobiles form part of an ongoing effort by the government, through the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to increase access to education for every Ghanaian child.
President Akufo-Addo’s right-hand man further noted the vehicles among other things to be given to schools are to provide the necessary infrastructure and logistics to create a conducive environment for teaching and learning.
In a related development, the Government of Ghana (GoG) in February of this year will commence distribution of brand new buses to Technical, Vocational and Education Training (TVET) institutions across the country.
Honourable Osei Yaw Adutwum in an interview monitored by EducationWeb said the brand new buses are currently available in the country and ready for nationwide distribution to all public TVET schools next month of the year.
“The buses are ready, so in February this year, President Akufo-Addo will distribute them to the TVET schools. This will help transport the students for practicals. The vehicles are at NVTI Headquarters in East Legon,” the Minister stated.
He also said His Excellency Nana Addo in due course will appoint Regional Technical, Vocational and Education Training (TVET) Directors in the 16 regions. “The Directors will also be given cars, the cars are ready,” Dr Adutwum assured.
The procurement of the vehicles, the Teaching Minister indicated forms part of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo effort to promote Technical, Vocational and Education Training (TVET) skills and education in the country.
“Buses are ready to be distributed to the various public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools added to the flagship Free SHS policy, President Akufo-Addo wants everybody to enjoy Free education,” he noted.