After operating in Nimba County district #8 for over 40 years, the Cocopa Rubber Plantation is expected to operate a high school for academic 2015.
Plantation Superintendent, Alfred Gaye, made the disclosure recently to The NewDawn in Nimba.
He said the Cocopa Rubber Plantation School has been elevated to a senior high level and there is qualified staff to run the institution.
The NewDawn has gathered that when it starts normal academic program for 2015, the cocopa plantation school will be the only secondary school in electoral district # 8 in Nimba County.
In a recent interview with District #8 Representative Larry Younquoi, he disclosed plan to also elevate the Flumpa School to a full high school.
Representative Younquoi is the only lawmaker from the county, who has established over eight schools in several parts of his district, since his election in 2011.
Many residents of District #8 have welcomed the elevation of the Cocopa School to a secondary institution.
Some citizens, who spoke to this paper, said the plantation high school is a great relief as their children wouldn’t have to leave the district after completion of junior high education to further their education.
According to them, due to the lack of high school in the district, their children had been constrained to move to Ganta and other parts of the Nimba in order to obtain high school document.
Commenting on some problems that have responsible for delay in operating a high school at the plantation in the past 40 years, Mr. Gaye said he has no knowledge on the delay, but said the present administration has put things in place to improve the plantation.
For his part, Plantation Manager for the Cocopa Rubber Plantation now called the Nimba Rubber Inc., Benjamin Saye, pledged his commitment to improve living condition of employees, but noted that the major problem faced by management currently is the low price for rubber on the world market.
According to Mr. Saye, during previous administrations, the price for rubber was good unlike now.
By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba