Several students from the Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) primary school and the Sinoe Public High school as well as private school in Sinoe County yesterday concluded a four day seminar that trained the participants in mathematics courses
The training workshop was conducted by the faculty and student-teachers from an American-based Taylor University in collaboration with the Sinoe County Association of America (SCAA) and GVL.
It became necessary following as the result of an ongoing partnership between GVL, the Taylor University, and the SCAA, a GVL Communication Specialist, Virgil Magee has said.
According to him, the exercise was intended to get the students acquire mathematics skills through the use of computer software programs.
The training brought together 80 students and teachers from the GVL schools, as well as participants from both public and private schools in Greenville, the County’s Provincial Capital,
During the opening ceremony earlier on last Friday, March 28, 2014, SCAA National president, Samuel Slewion emphasized that the training was a demonstration of passion for education, and a dream to bring the memory of Samuel Morris back to Liberia.
Samuel Morris was an African prince from Sinoe County, who went to America in the 1800s and made remarkable impact on the history of the Taylor University.
“We Sinoeans in America are partnering with the Taylor University to bring our brothers and sisters home by ensuring that we teach Morris’ ideas and history” said Slewion.
Slewion then praised GVL for the level of support given the SCAA and the Taylor University by ensuring that their dream is achieved.
For her part, the manager for career and education program at the GVL, Jean-Hannah Thompson said that the workshop was conducted to enhance the mathematics skills of students and teachers using the Khan Academy Universal on-line Educational model, which seeks to improve mathematical performance.
In a related development, SCAA in partnership with the Taylor University has broken ground for the construction of US$390,000 Resource and Conference Center. Upon completion, the Resource Center will be named the Samuel Morris Educational named in memory of the late Sinoe legendary.
The SCAA was founded in 1999 with a mission to promote unity and peace in the county as well as its residents in the Diaspora; to contribute to the infrastructure and human resource development back home in Liberia.