The Ghana Education Service has supplied 60 bicycles free to teachers in the rural and deprived schools in the Fanteakwa District.

The District Director of Education, Ms. Mary Animwah explained that hardworking and dedicated teachers who, due to lack of residential accommodation in communities where their schools were situated had to reside at nearby towns and walk daily to school are to benefit from the package.

She was speaking at a short ceremony at Ahomahomasu in the Fanteakwa District when she presented some of the bicycles to some beneficiaries.

Ms Animwah expressed the hope that the package would help to solve attendance problems facing the teachers and also improve teaching and learning in the rural areas of the district.

She said there was a package for teachers to acquire motorbikes on a five-year-credit base and urged teachers to apply to her office for the necessary formalities.

The beneficiaries commended the government for attending to their plight and pledged to put in their maximum efforts to raise the standard of education in their various schools.

Source: GNA