His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has opened the first ever senior secondary school at Magbass in the Mamunta and Mayossoh Sections, Kholifa Rowalla Chiefdom in the Northern Province.
The school was constructed by the industrious and hardworking Minister of Youth Affairs, Mohamed Orman Bangura who is an indigene of the district.
The school which is named as the Julius Maada Bio (JMB) School of Excellence is an ultramodern facility with six (6) rooms building with a staff room and a principal’s office.
Commissioning the school, President Bio maintained that education is one of the main focus of his manifesto promises and encouraged the community to make very good use of the opportunity that has been prevented to them by the Youth Affairs Minister.
He thanked the minister and called on parents to ensure that they send their kids to school, stressing the need for girls to be enrolled and noted that when girls are educated, they will bring more development to the community.
The minister maintained that the initiative to construct the school came when he visited in 2018 and the community explained to him the constraint of their children travelling over six miles a day just to access secondary education.
That the school which will be serving 15-17 communities within the chiefdom is built in order to support the community and President Bio’s Free Quality Education project which seeks to support education for all.
Speaking on behalf of the community, the Acting Principal of the school, Mohamed Conteh described the day as remarkable adding that they are very happy for the development which has put a stop to the usual constraint of their children walking miles from the township to attend school in Magburaka.