Foya DEO Calls for Attractive Salaries, Incentives for Teachers

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The Foya Central High School

Foya District Education Officer (DEO) Robert Saa Saiwor has stressed the need for the Ministry of Education (MOE) to provide attractive and or better incentives for teachers across the country to ensure quality instructions.

Saiwor made the call in a recent Daily Observer interview in Foya City, Lofa County, after observing the current status of schools in Foya Statutory District.

He also urged the central authorities at the MOE to consider as priority the assignment of chemistry, mathematics and physics instructors in schools across the country.

If that is done, he said students will become interested in the sciences.

“I must admit, there is a serious gap in that area of our educational system and Liberians must be encouraged to see the reason to study such subject areas,” DEO Saiwor said.

He said that a little over 25, 000 students are enrolled in all the public and private schools in Foya District; an enrolment that has increased as a result of ‘qualified teachers’ assigned in the district.

Saiwor said female enrolment has increased, “because of intense pressure the Parent Teacher Associations have exerted on the students.”

He, however, stated the need for logistical support to effectively supervise and monitor schools in the district.

“I really need at least one used car to carry out an effective supervision and monitoring of our schools, teachers and principals’ performances as required by the MOE,” he added.

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