Administration of the Messiah Christian Academy High School in Ganta, Nimba County has placed over 30 students on probation due to poor academic performance.
According to the Vice Principal for Administration of the school, the decision is intended to make the students realize their poor performance.
Mr. J. Madison Martor told The NewDawn Nimba correspondent that the school has just completed its third marking period test with poor performance among the students.
He warns that if the students cannot put enough time to their studies the administration would not continue to guarantee their stay at the institution.
He blamed the students’ poor performance to spending more time on social activities such as video clubs and riding motorbikes rather than reading their lesions at home.
Principal Martor said students of today cannot be compared to students of the past: “My brother, the recent statement from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf about the education system is a big mess is true because the kids are not ready focus on their lessons compared with students in other West Africa countries.”
He stressed that it’s time that both patients and government, including school administrators join hands to clean up the mess in the educational sector and save the country from perpetual illiteracy. Editing by Jonathan Browne