|Firestone Acquires Two 85-seater Buses for Students|
|Published on September 17, 2007||Email To Friend Print Version
The Management of Firestone Liberia has acquired two 85-seater buses for use by its school system beginning this academic term.
Sources close to Firestone Liberia educational authorities are quoted as saying that the buses are to be used to convey students, especially those residing within the Harbel area to and from school on a daily basis.
According to the Schools Operations Manager of Firestone Liberia, Mr. George B. Caine, III, the buses are part of efforts by Management to ease the burden of transportation on students and their parents during the school year. He said the buses are intended for use by students and teachers of the Firestone Senior High School for now.
Mr. Caine also disclosed that a timetable has been drawn up to regulate the movement of the buses; and called on students and teachers to adhere to the schedule in order to be in school on time.
At the same time, the Schools Operations Manager has on behalf of the Education Department of Firestone Liberia, expressed thanks and appreciation to Management for the provision of the buses saying “it will help to further enhance the learning process of employees’ children.” Mr. Caine described the gesture by Management as “a worthy undertaking in the interest of education.”
The seasoned Liberian school administrator then appealed to parents to encourage their children to utilize the many educational opportunities the company continues to provide in the interest of the children by ensuring that the kids attend and remain in school at all times.
Students who gathered on day one at the terminal in Harbel to board the buses for the first trip were seen beaming with smiles and expressing gratitude to Management through Firestone Liberia educational authorities for what they referred to as “a bold step taken in the right direction.” They vowed to continue their educational pursuit to the highest level for a brighter future.
Meanwhile, two footballs have been presented to the principals of Divisions 13 and 39 Schools respectively by the Public Affairs Manager of Firestone Liberia, Mr. G. Rufus Karmorh.
Making the presentation on behalf of Management Friday, Mr. Karmorh informed the principals that the soccer balls were part of efforts by Management to promote sports in its school system.
In separate remarks, the two principals thanked Management for the presentation, and assured that the balls will be used by their respective institutions for the intended purpose.
It can be recalled that during programs marking the official closing of the Division 23 School in August this year, Management announced the reopening of the two schools. Making the pronouncement at the time, Management said the decision to reopen the two educational institutions which were badly devastated by the 14-year civil war, was a clear manifestation of its interest in the human resource development program of the country.