The Proprietor for the Church of Christ Academy or COCA in Barclay’s Farm Community Margibi County District#5 says beginning Academic 2018 /2019, the school will offer tuition free classes.
Jonathan Sahr Cooper made the disclosure recently during closing and graduation exercises for the 2017/2018 academic years. “We’re here to serve and we want to serve our community. Instead of increasing school fees, we are reducing school fees. So if you check on our information sheet, you will see that you will be paying little or nothing for the whole year for day care; meaning from 7: 30 in the morning up to 5: pm plus feeding and what have you; you will be paying little or nothing,” Mr. Cooper pronounces.
He says the administration has totaled the entire tuition of the school and reduced school fees by more than 7,000 Liberian Dollars.According to him, parents will only be required to underwrite registration and other requirements for their kids, as they have been doing, but tuition is out.
He explains administration subtracted 7,300LRD which is the entire tuition, as a way of helping the community because during school hours, lot of students are usually found sitting home on account of no money to go to school. He encourages parents to take advantage of the opportunity.
He adds that the school has qualified teachers up to BSc level, noting that the source of his founding is from God and community dwellers, mainly parents, who send their children to the school.
Mr. Cooper explains the Church of Christ Academy or COCA, which runs daycare and elementary session, will next year be operating seventh grade and there will be other extension works done.
He narrates that he runs a foundation called Coopers’ Foundation which also offers scholarship to students and sponsor young and talented people in the area. Serving as guest speaker, Cinta Township Commissioner William B. S. Julye, lauds Mr. Cooper and the COCA team for a job well done, promising to extend the tuition free message to Representatives Ben A. Fofana and Clarence G. Gahr of Districts Four and Five, respectively where Cinta Township is situated to help more school-age children enroll at COCA.
By Ramsey Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi-Editing by Jonathan Browne