The Ganta United Methodist High School has embarked on the construction of a modern science laboratory to enable students to gain more knowledge and practical experience in their science courses, especially biology and chemistry.
The building project, which is already at roof level, is expected to be completed before the opening of school, which is due to be announced by the government most likely with the further decline of the Ebola virus.
Rev. Roger Domah, principal, told the Daily Observer, “We are hoping to complete this project before school commences and so we are doing everything possible asking our partners in the United States to make funding available for the completion.”
He puts the cost of the project at about US$20,000. The laboratory contains two compartments: one for chemistry and biology and the other, a computer lab.
“Each compartment has two offices and a store room as well as bathroom facilities. The chemistry and biology labs will enable the students to carry on experimentations and any other lab work,” he said.
Despite numerous high schools in Nimba County, there is none with a science laboratory causing high school graduates to show little enthusiasm for science courses.
Some high schools in Ganta do not even have good libraries that will enhance the students’ knowledge and research skills.
The Ganta United Methodist School is the leading high school in Ganta, with modern school facilities, spacious classrooms with good lighting and ventilation. The school also has a library and adding a laboratory will give the school a boost.