Foster School Ends Sporting Competition in Bassa


…Several Students Receive Awards

By Folo-Glagba Korkollie

The Bishop John W. Foster Elementary and Junior High School in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County has ended a sporting competition among students of the school, with students winning awards in various disciplines.

The Principal of the school, Tamba E. Forlleh, told the Daily Observer at the end of the competition over the weekend, that the competition was aimed at encouraging students to perform better at school and to raise the standard of the school.

Mr. Forlleh said the sporting competition featured events such as check-up, bag-race, ludo, a quizzing competition and soccer, among others. Students from grades one to nine took part in the competitions.

Winners were awarded pencils, ink-pens, reading and copy books, crayons and other school materials for their winning ways. The losers of the competition were advised not to be discouraged but to redouble their efforts in anticipation of future competitions, which are expected to be held annually.

The principal lauded the efforts of the school’s teaching staff and the parents of the students for their respective contributions to the success of the competition.

He said the only challenge facing the school, which is one of the up-standing elementary and junior high schools in Buchanan and its environs, is for it to be elevated to high school level to academically equip the influx of students enrolled at the school each year.

Meanwhile, the winners of the competition separately thanked the school for organizing such a program, which they described as instructive.

The school’s football team tied with the Alumni Association FC in a 3-3 friendly soccer duel in the Dirt Hole Community sports field before a crowd of sports lovers.

Touching on some of the school’s finer points, principal Forlleh said teachers are regularly paid, which he said contributes to them being punctual, with their weekly lesson plans in tow. He added that besides hold ‘C’ certificates, some of the teachers are currently studying Education at the Grand Bassa County Community College.

The academic competition and soccer match formed part of the school’s 59th Gala Day celebration.


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