The President of the Nimba Community College (NCC) Dr. Yah Gonway Gono says the college is seeking extended support for the early childhood program for children in Nimba county.
Speaking Wednesday, 31 January on a local radio station, the NCC president said the college does not have money now, noting that it has constructed a building but could not put ceilings and doors in about six classes that are completed.
She says 100 students have been recruited, and the program is targeting children between the ages of two to six years. She emphasizes that they are targeting children of the village who do not have anyone to take care of them and also community members who do not have the resources to send their children to school.
She says they also consider employees who cannot afford and the women who have been with the college all those years but do not have money to send their children and grandchildren to school.
Dr. Gono discloses that the teachers who are teaching now are volunteers because they don’t have the money to pay them now. “We are praying that we get money to train some students to become teachers. Those who are interested in early childhood education, this program at the college has been very serious,” she says.
Meanwhile, Dr. Gono has said the early childhood education will help Liberia in its quest to get young people educated.
By Ethel A. Tweh–Edited by Winston W. Parley