A colourful ceremony was held at Sabronum on Friday February 18, 2022, to mark the official handing over of a plush school bus to the Sabronum Methodist Senior High School.
The arrival of the first school bus of the school since its establishment in 2008, was met with jubilation by students, teachers, parents and local authorities who had desired for one for over a decade.
Speaking to the enthusiastic gathering before handing over keys to school bus to the district directorate of education, the Member of Parliament for Ahafo Ano South-East,Mr Francis Adabor-Manu said the procurement of the bus forms part of the government’s agenda to provide academic excellence.
He said the bus is being delivered to selected SHS across the country to support administrative work, improve students’ safety in field work, and participating in sporting and academic competitions outside the school premises.
He reiterated the government’s commitment to provide quality education and build human capacity. He therefore urged the people to support the government in diverse ways to succeed.
To address infrastructural challenges of the two SHSs, Adugyama and Sabronum SHSs in the District, he said , he has officially appealed to the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GET Fund) and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) for support.
He told the gathering, himself and the District Chief Executive(DCE), Mr Thomas Owusu Ansah are working tirelessly to improve the state of the schools, particularly the two SHSs by providing the needed logistics and infrastructure.
For his part, the DCE thanked the MP for enormous support offered to the district directorate of education, and pledged to work together for the good of the District.
” Myself and my father- MP, are doing our possible best to make sure there is conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning in our schools, so that students will have no excuse to not learn and pass in their examinations”, stated with emphasis.
He reaffirmed his desire to support students in District to climb higher on their academic ladder by offering full academic sponsorship for brilliant students.
Mr Hamid Kramo, District Director of Education in recounted the MP’s contribution to education in District.
He mentioned that, there’s no way authorities at Sabronum Methodist SHS in particular, will write the history of the school without recognising the role Mr Adabor-Manu played.
” We are privilege to have MP who is much concerned about providing quality education in this District. His contribution to the success of Sabronum Methodist SHS is unprecedented”, he stated.
He is confident that, with continuous support from the PM and the DCE, challenges confronting education will be addressed.
The Headmaster of the school, Rev. Peter Nimo on behalf of the authorities thanked the government, MP and DCE in particularly, for their roles in provision of the school bus.
He said that, the bus has come to address transportation problem that has bedeviled the school, for instance, transporting students for academic and sporting activities.
He promised to use it judiciously to meet the purpose for its provision.
He used the opportunity to appeal to farmers who have been encroaching the school land for farming purposes to stop since that could cause the future of the school.
Nana Awuah Gyau Atuoni, Gyaasehene of Sabronum, was full of praise for the MP and DCE for working together to develop the District.
He asked school authorities to take full responsibility to take good care of the school bus to prolong its use and purposes for which it was provided.
He joined the Headmaster of the school to appeal to farmers to stop encroaching school land, adding that, anyone who would be found farming on land demarcated to Sabronum Methodist SHS would incur the wrath of the traditional authority.
Present at the durbar to handover the school bus were Mr Kaleem Abdallah Adam, District Coordinating Director, Mr Kwadwo Owusu Ansah, constituency chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), assembly members and some heads of department.
Thomas Awuah Asem, Sabronum.