MASERU - Metropolitan Lesotho handed over a brand-new Toyota Quantum vehicle to the Council on Higher Education (CHE) at CHE offices on yesterday.
This follows a proposal CHE sent to Metropolitan early this year seeking assistance. At the handover ceremony, CHE chief executive Matokelo Motseko expressed deep gratitude to Metropolitan Lesotho and promised them that they will make good use of the vehicle.
"We are truly grateful to Metropolitan for this very good gift. We promise we will make good use of it. This vehicle if going to help us a lot here as our own is now old," she said
She said the relationship they have established with Metropolitan addresses one of their strategic objectives which is that of raising stakeholders' and the public's awareness about CHE and its operations.
Metropolitan Managing Director Nkau Matete said Metropolitan has supported education in Lesotho for nearly 50 years. He said the vehicle is their way of supporting and giving back to the education sector which has loyally supported Metropolitan in the past years.
"Our clients include teachers, who have been central to our success as an organization," he said. Matete added that his company believes the future belongs to those that are getting educated and they also believe education is what will empower people and position them to prosper.
"As a company, we see this vehicle as a way to keep strengthening the supportive and mutually beneficial relationship we have with the council of higher education for the financial wellness of all Basotho," he said.
The Deputy Minister of Education Thabang Kholumo who was present the handover event said it was an honour to receive the vehicle donated to CHE on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Training.
"These are hard times when the government in not able to support all the different bodies with the resources that they need due to financial constraints. At the same time, as citizens we cannot just stand by and watch since we all stand to benefit if the quality of education is improved," he said.
He said he believes one day Metropolitan will be proud to receive graduates who are relevant to contribute positively to their industry through the efforts of CHE as a body that promotes and safeguards quality.