Two Liberian educators in Montserrado County District 17 are calling on the Government of Liberia to live up to its promise of providing subsidies to schools across the country, following the Ministry of Education’s announcement that classes will resume on 22 June 12th graders.
In a recent interview with reporters, Ben Wilson and Dapay Anderson said schools are financially challenged in preparing to reopen classes for 12th graders.
Ben Wilson and Dapay Anderson are the principals at the Virginia Christian Academy (VICA) and the Regina Davis McCline High School, respectively in Montserrado County District 17. They recall that the government of Liberia promised to provide detergents for public and private schools across the country. The two high school principals complain that the same funds they collect from students are used to manage their various institutions.
According to the two principals, upon the closure of schools in the country, students of their respective institutions were indebted to the schools, posing serious financial challenges to the institutions. They claim that government and private schools are indebted to teachers, and as such, teachers are unwilling to go back to class. They conclude that if classes are to be effective, government needs to aid schools across the country.
By Bridgett Milton—Edited by Winston W. Parley