A Liberian educator and clergyman Bishop James G.Cuffee, Sr. has called on authorities of the Ministry of Education (MoE) to introduce vacation jobs, specifically for students to enable them pay their school fees.
The clergyman also wants government allot a budget for such a project as encouragement for the students, whose parents are under immense economic pressure to enroll them.
Bishop Cuffee is the founder of the Bishop Cuffee Institute in Lower Virginia, Montserrado County. He said if MoE introduces such a program to promote vacation jobs, students would be encouraged to take up the opportunities so that in the end, they will pay their school fees, including other instructional materials.
Bishop Cuffee is also the national chairman of the Apostolic World Christian Fellowship (AWCF-Liberia chapter Incorporated).
Cuffee made recommendations recently at a program marking the 24th graduation exercises of the elementary division of the Bishop Cuffee Institute in Virginia, where he served as the keynote speaker.
He said that if the MoE takes his recommendation into consideration, it would enable students to enroll by themselves and relieve parents/guardians of the overhead economic burden so that they would be self-reliant, not loitering in every street corner.
Cuffee meanwhile called on MoE to revisit the present curriculum so as to match it with present-day teaching methods, including the introduction of laboratories, environmental science and other subjects in the sciences.