Hon. Alie Kaloko donates examination materials to 27 schools in Sierra Leone
The Member of Parliament for Constituency 102, Hon. Alie Kaloko, yesterday donated examination materials to twenty-seven primary schools in the Constituency.
Close to 2,000 pupils received 2B pencils, rulers, erasers, and pens to write this year’s National Primary School examinations (NPSE).
Addressing the large crowd of parents and pupils at the ceremony at the Government Technical Institute at Kissy, Hon. Kaloko, who is regarded as a crowd puller, said he is ready to promote education in his Constituency because he regards it as the back-bone of the country, noting that education is better than silver and gold.
“I will do all I can to motivate the Teachers in my Constituency so that they will focus their attention on properly teaching the children to give them the best education,” he stressed.
Hon. Kaloko admonished the pupils to take their studies very seriously, enjoining them to have respect for their parents, guardians and elders, and even their companions.
He particularly admonished to be as parents to the children and not to abuse but to give them the knowledge they need to make them become better citizens of the country.
Hon. Kaloko promised that five pupils with the highest marks in the NPSE will be awarded scholarships to cover their tuition fees from JSS One to SSS Four.
He urged the community people to support their children to go through their education.
He thanked the Teachers, Head Teachers and Principals for their untiring efforts in promoting education in the country.
In his comments, the Principal of the Government Technical Institute, Mr. Joseph Tejan Cole, said he has closely followed the work of Hon. Kaloko in the Constituency, noting that the MP is capable of mobilizing and developing the constituency.
“A man like Hon. Kaloko who is outgoing, sincere and a leader who focuses on developing education is a true patriot,” he stated.
In his remarks, the Vice Principal of Government Technical Institute, Mr. Komba D. Kamanda, saluted the Member of Parliament for his developmental strives in the community.
He opined that Hon. Kaloko has been working hand in glove with the Institute in pushing the image of the learning institution.
He thanked God for the type of representative they have this time round in their Constituency.
In his comments, Chairman of the Constituency 102, Mr. Zachariah Kargbo, who doubled as Chairman for the occasion, revealed that they were happy for the gesture of Hon. Kaloko.
He said he hoped that by the grace of God, Hon. Kaloko will launch soon embark on other development projects.
Talking on behalf of the Teachers, Pastor Francis Samuka of the Bethlehem School, thanked Hon. Kaloko for what he described as a wonderful gesture.
He maintained that they will get the best result this year because they have already equipped themselves well.
In his comments, the Councilor of Ward 363, Mr. Gabriel Mohamed Kabia, stated that education is one of the pillars of the development of any country. He described Hon. Kaloko is God sent.
The Councilor of Ward 364, also praised Hon. Kaloko for the kindness which he said will be an inspiration to other leaders in the country.
The Councilor of Ward 365, Mr. Ibrahim A. Kamara also thanked Hon. Kaloko being an inspiration to them.
Miss June Mansaray, a pupil of the Bamira Preparatory School at Jones Street, Kissy gave the vote of thanks in which she prayed for the protection of Hon. Kaloko.
By Festus Justus Margai Jnr.
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