Ahead of the reopening of schools across the country for the 2021/2022 academic school year, the Ministry of Education has procured and commenced the distribution of locally produced arm chairs to various Public schools beginning with Montserrado County and its environs.
The MOE, following President Weah’s pronouncement recently, procured 100,000 arm chairs to Public schools across Liberia.
Speaking to a team of reporters at handover ceremony in Monrovia, on October 8, 2021, the Minister of Education, Dr. D. Ansu Sonii, Sr. on behalf of the Ministry congratulates and lauded the President for his farsightedness and compassion for the upcoming generation to have sustained and transformed education for the growth and development of Mama Liberia.
At the same time, Minister Sonii appreciated the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) for swiftly providing the funding for the procurement of said arm chairs that were produced through local manufacturers for the empowerment of Liberian businesses.
The Ministry has commenced the distribution of 24,000 arm chairs at Voker Mission High School as part of the 100,000 arm chairs pronounced by the President of the Republic of Liberia.
Minister Sonii said the Ministry is under obligation to implement the President’s pronouncement and ensure it becomes a reality as the vision bearer. According to the Education Minister, the procurement of the arm chairs for public schools throughout the country is aimed at providing a comfortable and suitable seating capacity for a conducive learning environment for students.
In his concluding statement, he stressed that those chairs should be maintained and managed properly by school administrators and Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) as well as all education stakeholders to avoid the shortage of chairs due to damage in these Public schools.
He however said that the initiative should be embraced by community dwellers as well as the student bodies. The remaining arm chairs will soon be delivered to the Ministry as soon as finalization of the procurement processes has been completed.
Montserrado County Education Officer, (CEO) Harrison Dour, lauded the Ministry for the kind gesture by the President. He further acknowledged that over the years the lack of arm chairs at various public schools across Liberia has been one of the major challenges especially in the rural part of the country.
Mr. Doue believes that with the presence of the huge chairs in schools there will be relief nowadays for students. “This is an incredible job done by the President of Liberia, and we think this is commendable. I want to assure the Ministry that these chairs will be well managed under our supervision and they will be used for the intended purpose,” he promised.