By Alim Jalloh
On 29 November 2019 at Mile 91 in the Tonkolili District, His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has informed students at the Canadian College of Modern Technology that improvement in science and technology is fundamental to the development of the country.
In his welcome address, Chief Executive Officer of the college, Muckson Sesay, said that they were pleased to receive the President, noting that that was demonstrative of his commitment to human capacity building not only in words but also in action. He said their programmes were good and the classrooms were well-equipped to ensure students got the required skills as a means of integrating technology into the syllabi.
Minister of Information and Communication, Mohamed Rahman Swaray, reiterated that the President is visiting the college because of his commitment to education and inclusive development and commended the administration of the college for providing modern facilities that would help to capacitate young Sierra Leoneans.
In his remarks, President Bio expressed delight to be at the campus, saying that the work of the college is in line with his vision for human capital development. He said he wanted to leave a lasting legacy in the country by building on education that would be a foundation for sustainable development and the improvement of the wellbeing of citizens.
He mentioned that the college is offering the best to students that would enable them to be competitive in the challenging world, noting that he wanted to produce quality Sierra Leoneans that would help the growth of the country and the world at large. He therefore urged students to make good use of the facilities.
‘’I am pleased with the type of education offered here in technology and entrepreneurship because of its quality and relevance to society. I want to use this opportunity to thank the CEO and sponsors for bringing back to society. We will give him our full support and encourage the community to also do the same,’’ he said.