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Julius Maada Bio School of Excellence, Magbass

15 February 2021 at 16:40 | 809 views

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio last Friday commissioned the first senior secondary school at Magbass, named after him in the Mamuntha and Mayossoh Sections in Kholifa Rowalla Chiefdom, northern Sierra Leone.

The school was constructed by the country’s Minister of Youth Affairs, Mohammed Orman Bangura (seen in photo with President Bio), who is a native of the area in the Tonkolili District.

Welcoming President Bio and entourage to the town, the Regent Chief, Delvin Sankoh, expressed gratitude for the visit, adding that that was the first time a sitting president was visiting the township because of the terrible conditions of the road leading to the area.

Acting Principal for the school, Mohamed Conteh, who also spoke on behalf of parents, described the day as remarkable, adding that they were happy for the development because before then their children walked miles from the township to Magburaka to attend a senior secondary school.

In his statement to the gathering, President Bio recalled that he was actually visiting the town for the second time after he first went there to engage the people during the Ebola outbreak and had even gone to the sugar factory they had there at the time.