The principal of the Dolokelen Gboveh Public School in Gbarnga, Bong County, John Gilaye has highlighted several challenges facing the institution, including lack of teachers, science laboratory, a leaking building, among others.
The Dolokelen Gboveh High School is the largest government public school in Bong County and has a little over 770 students. There are no latrines and no instructional staff.
Speaking to reporters during a tour with the Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Thursday in Gbarnga, Principal Gilaye said he was delighted to receive the minister and hoped that the school’s constraints would be minimized.
He said infrastructural development is lacking, including teaching staff, textbooks, latrines, science laboratory as well as the need to renovate the school’s auditorium.
According to Mr. Gilaye, the mass failure of students is attributed to the lack of basic instructional materials and said if those things are addressed, students would perform better.
Some of the students said they were prepared to complete the academic year and sit for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) in October and hoped that if schools are closed, the government will address the prohibitive WAEC fees.