The Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih has strongly cautioned head teachers at the various public Senior High & Technical Schools (SHTS) in the Upper West Region to abstain from hiring out their school buses for social activities.
According to the minister, any headteacher found of engaging in such practice will be dealt with mercilessly.
“Please, Regional Director and heads of Institutions I want to use this opportunity to caution you. The buses are to be used for academic and administrative purposes only and not other social purposes.
“Once I have cautioned you, I’m going to put my ears on the ground and watch, any headteacher who will go against this caution will be dealt with”, Dr Bin Salih strongly stated.
The minister gave the warning on Wednesday, June 9, 2022, at the forecourt of the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) where he presented seven vehicles to the regional director of education for onward handing over to the beneficiary schools.
The vehicles made up of six branded buses and one pickup truck are the latest provision of vehicles that forms part of the government efforts to not only increase access to education, but also provide the needed logistics to enhance teaching and learning.
Dr Bin Salih said: “my only prayer and hope is that these vehicles will be put to the use for which they have been given to the schools. Often, I get worried that particularly the buses are used for other activities and that is not good enough.”
He admonished heads of the various institutions to develop the habit of good maintenance culture as that remains the surest way to expanding the lifespan of the vehicles
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiary schools, the Upper West Regional Director of Education, Mr Razak Z. Abdul–Korah, lauded the Regional Minister and the government for the continuous support.
He said the vehicles will augment the fleet of vehicles available for enhanced academic delivery. He assured the vehicles would be put to good use for the benefit of the region and the entire country.
The recent schools that benefitted from the package are; Kaleo Senior High Technical (KASHTS), Wa Senior High School (WASHS), Jamiat Islamic Girls, and Wa Technical School among others.
By:Ibrahim Wangara Abubakari/Tungsung Radio/