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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Councillor blames early marriage on girl child education in Port Loko

By Ibrahim Jaffa Condeh

Early marriage and teenage pregnancy are the key setbacks to girl child education in Ward 178, Karineh Dibia Chiefdom, Port Loko District, according to Councillor Ansumana Sesay.

He was speaking to a cross section of residents in Karineh village during ongoing construction work on a new secondary school, which he said was a blessing in disguise for girl child education in the village, adding that the school would be named Martin Bash Foundation Secondary School.

He said: “Residents of Karineh village are happy of such provision that was provided by the founder of the school for such a laudable initiative to improve education in the community.”

The school’s founder, former Deputy Minister of Energy and Power, Martin Alex Bash-Kamara, said he was inspired to lend his support because school children in the ward used to walk long distances just to access schools, and that the construction of the new school would bring education to their locality.

He said there are plans to build a vocational and technical skills training centre to train community members to be self reliant.

Section Chief, Abu Kanu commended Mr. Bash-Kamara for his support to education, while a pupil of the school, Alimamy Sesay, enthused that the construction of the school would ease the burden of walking long distance to and from school.

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