The administration of the Bahn High School in Zoe-Geh District, Nimba County has expelled four students from the 7th grade class and suspended eight others from both the senior and junior high divisions.
Five teachers of the school have been given warning letters by the administration for ethical misconduct. Speaking to The NewDawn Nimba County Correspondent, the principal of the Bahn High School, Aaron Zoleglee, said those expelled by the administration were involved in negative behaviors, including flogging a female teacher on campus.
Mr. Zoleglee said prior to the decision, the students were seen drinking on campus. He added that those eight students suspended are expected to be out of school for a week.
Recently, the Administration of the Messiah Christian Academy High School in Ganta, Nimba County sent over 30 students on probation for academic performance. The Vice Principal for Administration of the school said, 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 warned 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 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.
Liberia’s newly appointed Education Minister, George Werner, has embarked on a vigorous reform campaign, including restructuring of curriculum and distribution of textbooks as well as hiring of qualified teachers in a bid to lift the education sector from “mess to best.”
Minister Werner has also announced closure of schools effective June 30, to provide ample preparation in readiness for resumption of the regular academic calendar in September. By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba – Editing by Jonathan Browne