Mercury International Boosts Free Quality Education

During a memorandum of understanding signing ceremony between Mercury International Foundation and the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary School (MBSSE), at New England Ville on 4 October 2018, Mercury International promised to support the Free Quality Education (FQE) with 80 class rooms.

   Chairman of Mercury Foundation, Mr. Samir Hassanyeh, said that they want to build these 80 new class rooms to augment the FQE as a fulfillment to the promise the Foundation made during the launching ceremony of the FQE on 20 August 2018.

  Mr. Hassanyeh disclosed that the project is going to cost the foundation twelve billion Leones (Le 12, 000, 000, 000,00).

He said that the 80 single class rooms will be in phases – phase 1 will contain 20 single classrooms commencing October 2018 to September 2019.

  “It is a four years project and every phase will contain 20 single classrooms,” he said.

  He said the Foundation will continue to support any project that is in the interest of the poor.

  “We are not only supporting the agenda for Free Quality Education, but any governmental project that boosts the development of the country,” he said, adding that the FQE is in the heart of the Foundation.

  Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary School, Alpha Timbo, said that Mercury International over the years has been doing well to complement the effort of the government and at the same time meeting its corporate social responsibility in the country.

  Minister Timbo said the classrooms will be shared judiciously in the remote areas around the country.

  “Accessibility should be the focus of the Ministry and therefore as minister I will fight tooth and nail to make the country’s education comes back to the one shift system,” he said in conclusion.

on 10 October 2018