The County Education Officer of Nimba County, Wleh Sailah, has expressed frustration about overcrowded schools in the county. Mr. Sailah called on government to construct more schools to improve the learning environment of the nation’s future generation, saying, “We want all those little children to have quality education for the benefit of their families and the country at large.”
The Nimba CEO spoke with reporters Monday at his office on 3rd Street Sinkor, Monrovia. Mr. Sailah said he was proud that a student from Nimba County received the second place award in the National Spelling Bee Competition, which ended over the weekend in Monrovia.
“It marks another day in the history of the county for a young child who is in the 7th grade class attending the Arcelormittal High School to become a winner; it means that we are moving forward in terms of education; it means that students are now getting the right instructors that they need to be taught”, he emphasized.
He said in order to improve the educational sector, teachers should spend more time in the classroom with students and create avenues where students from every part of the country can articulate essential issues that will benefit them for the future. He also called on youth in the country to take their lessons seriously, stressing that without education it will be difficult to compete with other youth around the world.
CEO Sailah hailed the Ministry of Education for introducing the spelling bee program in Liberian schools, which he said, will help students how to read and pronounce accurately. He assured that the authorities of the educational sector will make sure that teachers get proper training to enable them give students the rightful lessons they need.
The County Education Officer noted that President Sirleaf’s criticism of the educational system as mess is to motivate students to become very challenging in their works in excellence.