Storm Vandalizes Gbloulay Demonstration School

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On Friday, May 8, a storm swept through Gbloulay town in Nimba County and left several homes vandalized and destroyed.

Gbloulay Demonstration School, a public school was also destroyed by the violent storm.

Henry N. Teah, principal of the school told the Daily Observer that nearly all the facilities in school, including benches, blackboard, and stationery were damaged by the powerful wind.

“It is very unfortunate for us because the storm came at the time we were just about to begin the fifth period test,” he said.

Our Nimba Correspondent said the school with over 200 students was seemed completely broken down with all the pieces of zinc scattered all around the vicinity.

“This school contains seven classrooms, an office and it was up to junior high level so we don’t know what to actually do with this kind of situation,” he added.

Gbloulay is the home of the late Jackson F. Doe, former political leader of Liberia Action Party (LAP). It is located around the Liberian border with Ivory Coast in the Buu-Yao Administrative District in Nimba County.

There was no casualty reported, but many homes were also vandalized in the town and other surrounding villages.

Meanwhile, the administration of the school is appealing to all to come aid so as recondition the building as soon as possible.

“Since the storm destroyed our school, we have had classes in the open air and whenever it rains, we abandon teaching and run for cover,” he stated.

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