Forestry Development Authority (FDA) Managing Director has called on parents and teachers to instill moral discipline and quality standards in all schools across the nation.
Mr. C. Mike Doryen’s call was contained in a keynote address at the 5th gala anniversary of the Tower of Prayer Academy (TOPA) in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
He underscored the important role the Ministry of Education (MoE) is playing to brighten the future of Liberian students.
He further stressed the need for the MOE to focus on instructors assigned to the primary schools so that they will, in turn, build a solid foundation for the students.
Mr. Doryen regretted the proliferation of schools in the various communities that do not have proper sanitation and learning facilities, adding, “such schools are only established to collect fees from parents and guardians.”
He then urged parents and teachers to begin to share the responsibility for students to take their lessons seriously.
He disclosed plans the FDA management has developed to allow students in primary classes to learn, at least the fundamental lessons on forestry, so as to start appreciating the usefulness of the vast biodiversity of the forests.
In a related development, Mr. Doryen spoke of plans to rehabilitate some of the roads in the neighborhood of the TOPA Academy.
Such a community service, the FDA manager added, is part of the social and corporate responsibility of the institution.
He said the FDA management has almost completed discussions with the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), to supply electricity to the Bernard Farm Community.