The administration of Grand Cape Mount County Chief Education Officer (CEO) has embarked on the renovation of the government Demonstration Elementary School in Robertsport, the county’s political capital.
Dwight Harvey said funding for the project was provided by the Incident Management System (IMS) at the Ministry of Health in Monrovia. He however did not disclose the amount involved in the project.
CEO Harvey made the disclosure over the weekend to Liberia News Agency (LINA) Robertsport Correspondent, D.Ignatius Roberts, in Robertsport during a tour of the project site.
Meanwhile, Harvey has also disclosed that government has finalized plans to rehabilitate dilapidated learning institutions in the county in an effort to provide an encouraging learning atmosphere for the students.
Mr. Harvey, at the same time, admonished school administrators to refrain from vices that have the propensity to bring discredit to the educational system in the county.
Meanwhile, the Principal of the St. John Episcopal High School in Robertsport, John Moiwoh, says any student who fails to meet academic requirements for 2015-2016 will not be promoted, but be demoted.
He said the school will not be in the position to keep students in a particular class, who are not scoring passing grades, but are occupying the seats that other deserving students could benefit from.
Principal Moiwoh made the statement recently during the official closing program of the school.
He said this action will include even students that are already in the 9th to 12th grades, but are not prepared to meet up with the present day academic reality.
He said this was part of measures instituted by the school administration to improve the learning process in the county’s school to ensure that students acquire sound and quality education.
Principal Moiwoh said the measures will also include school administration not accepting students, who do not have the proper academic credentials from their previous schools thereby qualifying such students for transfer to another school.
He urged school administrators not to accept any student from the St. John Episcopal High School, who does have the school’s official transcript, report card and transfer letter duly stamped and signed by the principal.
In a related development, the Gbarpolu Chapter of the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS), has revamped the girls units in some schools in the county.
The girls’ units which are now functioning in schools in Bopolu and Gbarma Districts comprise of 110 female students, 110 parents and five teachers, who are serving as school focal persons.
An LNRCS release also disclosed that to effectively coordinate the activities of the units, the LNRCS chapter recently conducted an intensive training of the various representatives serving in the units.
The release further disclosed that the girls unit is charged with the responsibility of providing increased space to female students and also ensure that they have equal access to express their views on issue affecting their wellbeing.
The release noted that the LNRCS also intends to establish school girls units in other parts of the county to report on instances of violence and abuses against female students by instructors in schools and communities.
The release quoted LNRCS Chapter field coordinator, Seth Tarweh, as saying that most female students get pregnant in school due to lack of proper information about what contraceptives can do in protecting them from unwanted pregnancy.