Nimba County Chief Education Officer (CEO), Moses Dologbay, has promised to place on government payroll students hailing from the county that are attending the University of Liberia’s Teacher College upon their graduation.
Mr. Dologbay gave the assurance to the students shortly after the leadership of the Nimba-Teacher’s College Students Association honored him.
He said the county education office recognized the in-service teachers, and as such, they have no cause to worry about their inclusion on the payroll upon their graduation.
Mr. Dologbay advised that they should always update the Ministry of Education (MOE) by presenting their academic records regularly.
The Nimba Teacher’s College Students Association (Pre-Service Teachers) was represented by Samuel S. Dolo. He said the names of most their colleagues, who have graduated and are in the classrooms, have either been deleted or not placed on government payroll.
Mr. Dolo, on behalf of the student association, pledged to reach out to the county and render tutorial services to the 9th and 12th grade students to help them pass the West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams.
In remarks, the coordinator of the association, Dasco Matein, extended gratitude to the County Education Officer for accepting their invitation and pledged to always be in touch with his office.
Concern about inclusion of the Pre-Service Teachers at the Teacher College comes in the wake of biometric identification exercises the MOE is currently carrying out to weed out ghost names and have legitimate employees on payroll.
It has been recorded over the years that many ghost names were on MOE’s payroll, something for which a former CEO of the county was recently suspended indefinitely.