His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio in collaboration with the Board of Directors of Mercury International and the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary School has on Monday 31st May launched the Christ the King Pre-Primary School at Fakunya Chiefdom, Moyamba Junction.
During the launch, the Managing Director of Mercury International, Martin Michael explained that on the 8th of October 2020 they constructed the Dr. Kadie Sesay School in Port Loko, which is the first institution and a state of the-art girls’ school in the Northern District of the country.
He furthered that during the construction they decided to renovate one of the classrooms of the Junior School, noting that as an institution, they are extremely proud of their Cooperate Social Responsibility (CRS).
Martin Michael maintained that materials used to construct the early childhood school at Moyamba Junction were of high quality and of international standards, and that solar energy light was installed in the premises to generate light and electricity for the school kids.
He furthered that early childhood Education is the foundation for quality education that will contribute to the betterment of any nation.
He advised the school children to take good care of the School.
The Minister of Basic, Senior Secondary Education, Dr. David Moinina Sengeh thanked Mercury International for supporting government’s plan by investing into education, noting that the ministry had worked with other partners to provide all teaching and learning materials to the newly constructed school.
He promised that as a ministry they will continue to support the school and called on parents and teachers to take care of the school as the school belong to them.
Delivering his keynote addressing during the occasion, President Bio maintained that education is the key to success but that without the right type of education, success will be a challenge.
He thanked Mercury International and referenced that they started with a secondary school and now pre-primary school and acknowledged their Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) drive towards government.
He appealed to the private sector including development partners to support the government to closely monitor the successes of the project and to replicate it in other parts of the country.
He assured that as a government they will give all the support when necessary, in order to train the teachers and take care of the Kids.
He advised the kids to listen to their teachers and parents so that they can realize a brighter future and called on the parents and teachers to take very good care of the school materials and the school building.