One of the leading and most reliable networks in the country, Celtel, in its bid to eradicate the high level of illiteracy in the country has donated books worth 10 million Leones each to two schools in the Western Area.
At both schools in the East End, the King Fahad Islamic School at Wellington and the West African Methodist Junior Secondary School in York, the deputy director of Junior and Secondary School, Simeon Labour, said the country’s constitution provided that every citizen should be educated in his or her own aptitude and dignity.
The deputy director pointed out that Prophet Mohammed in his words stressed the need of education as he said, “if you desire the good things of this world, you must seek education, if you desire the good things of heaven you must seek education and if you desire the things of both worlds you must seek education” and so all should desire education. Talking about the donation made by Celtel, Mr Labour said this was a wake up call by the network as it would send a signal to the other slumbering networks to join in the development of the nation.
He urged the other networks to stop becoming listeners, but should rise and become active participants.
Mr Labour added that, “Celtel cares for the nation and they care for education as that is the reason they have given such boost so that the children could reach the highest level of education”.
Celtel’s human resource manager, Fela Adeyemi, disclosed that the sky should not be the limit but that the pupils should aim at the height above the sky as long as they had the privilege. Mrs Adeyemi said, “Celtel is in 23 countries and they decide that if they touch each community with school materials then they will help in the area of education.”
Both the King Fahad Islamic School and West Africa Junior Secondary School were the two set of schools that won the recent raffle held by the network for the “Build our Nation” raffle held in Bo, which is geared towards the promotion of learning materials in less fortunate schools.