The Sababu Education Project on Wednesday 22nd October 2008 concluded a two-day stakeholders’ workshop at the Presidential Lounge of the National Stadium in Freetown.
Giving an overview of the workshop, Project Coordinator, Yvonne Gebril says it is organized to evaluate work done so far since the inception of the Sababu project, while adding that it will also serve as a forum to discuss challenges and the way forward.
“I am therefore urging stakeholders to fully deliberate on the challenges and way forward of the project,” he said, while disclosing that the project had already completed the construction of many schools and others still under construction.
He assured his audience that they are assiduously working towards achieving nothing but the best by the end of the first phase of the project implementation.
Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Lansana Nyallay says government is presently constructing 290 schools across the country, adding that school pupils are also provided with reading materials.
“The holding of such a workshop shows the commitment of the contractors, supervisors and project coordinators to the successful implementation of the project,” he said.
He disclosed that the project which is being spearheaded by the Education Ministry and the African Development Bank and aimed at improving the country’s educational system is expected to fold up in 2009.
Sababu Education Project Finance Officer, Cecil Coker commended stakeholders for attending the workshop, while acknowledging their invaluable roles played since the project inception.
“The workshop is aimed at enabling stakeholders tohave clear understanding of government project funding,” he said, adding that participants should actively and whole heartedly participate in the deliberations for the furtherance of the project.
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