Four science teachers from O’nance International School System (OISS) in Paynesville 72nd Boulevard have participated in a one-day laboratory training workshop organized by the proprietor of the institution.
The teachers were trained on the fundamentals of Boyles’ Law, Charles Law and micrometer screw gauge as well as small diameters.
Boyle's law, (sometimes referred to as the Boyle–Marriott’s law, or Marriott’s law, is an experimental gas law, which describes how the pressure of a gas tends to decrease as the volume of a gas increases.
A modern statement of Boyle's law is the absolute pressure exerted by a given mass of an ideal gas that is inversely proportional to the volume it occupies if the temperature and amount of gas remain unchanged within a closed system.
The workshop also gave the teachers the opportunity to learn new skills and how to operate laboratory equipment. It was facilitated by Chemfare Scientific Liberia, a group of Liberian owned business firms that is engaged in selling laboratory equipment and supplies.
O’nance proprietor, Aaron Johnson Wheagar, said the workshop was aimed at improving the teaching of sciences by equipping the teachers with new skills and at the same time sharing with them innovative teaching trends in the sciences.
Earlier in an interview with the Daily Observer, Mr. Wheagar indicated that his school was ready to work with authorities of the Ministry of Education (MOE) to integrate science subjects as well as introduce teaching tools to enhance effective learning among the students.
He urged Liberians to invest more in the educational sector especially in the sciences so that the students would be prepared to meet the new challenges in the digital world.
Mr. Wheagar believes that revamping the education sector would take the concerted efforts of all well meaning Liberians to rally around authorities and partners.
“Our science programs are very weak and if we want to buttress government’s efforts by educating the youth, then we must put more money into the system,” said Mr. Wheagar.
The OISS proprietor has meanwhile assured parents and the government of his institution’s readiness to boost the educational system as well as modernize it.
He also disclosed that the institution would host Science Fairs to serve as encouragement for students from other schools.
A representative of the four teachers expressed gratitude to Mr. Wheagar on behalf of his colleagues for the training opportunity which they consider as a step in the right direction that has enabled them to learn new skills which would benefit their students.