The coordinator of the St Lawrence Catholic School in Ganta, Melvin Zarwuo Korboi, has called on the school administration and the Diocese of Gbarnga to improve the learning standard of the school.
Speaking at the 13th Thanksgiving Mass in honor of the outgoing class of 2017/2018 academic year, he said given the challenges posed in the learning environment these days, the school should construct modern facilities that would enhance its teaching and learning atmosphere, especially for such a noble institution.
“We are urging the school administration and the Catholic Diocese to consider constructing libraries, laboratories and even a computer lab to enable students meet up with present day reality,” he said.
“The continued absence of these facilities will surely hamper the students in making a successful pass in public test, such as the WASSCE/WAEC,” he said.
As once a member on the school board, he said he observed that the St. Lawrence Catholic School in Ganta was considered as one of the highest income generating institution in the Diocese of Gbarnga.
Mr. Korboi, who was very frank in his remarks, called on parents to join the alumni in pursuing the school and the Diocese at large to embark on constructing modern facilities, and stop the practice of having students squat in a school which, according to him, was built for primary and junior high students.
“All the Catholic schools across Liberia are better off than the St. Lawrence School, because most of them have built modern campuses and have fully equipped libraries and laboratories,” he said.
The St. Lawrence Catholic School on Saturday, August 4, 2018, graduated about 93 students out of 95 that enrolled into the school.
According to the principal, Larlesseh W. Berdeh, Sr., 17 students passed in one subject of the WASSCE and 40 passed in two subjects, while the remaining 35 passed in three of the subjects, including English and math.
The school is constructing an annex, but the alumni, through their coordinator Melvin Korboi, has condemned the project. “We need a real modern structure that will replace those buildings in a jammed packed fence. We don’t want annexes, we want real modern buildings with all modern facilities,” he concluded.