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Govt. fences school campus after several decades

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The Ministry of Education (MOE) has erected a fence around the New Kru Town Junior High School in Montserrdao County Electoral District #16, following several years of encroachment by inhabitants of the area.

The institution is the only government-run school that has provided sound education to youth most of whom are today, prominent members of the society. A visitation to the school campus recently by this paper observed the erection of fence that has denied intruders from using the campus as a pathway to get on the main road.

A former student of the school, who is now a classroom teacher, George K. B. Browne explained that over the years, government has spent thousands of dollars to change zincs over the institution, including windows due to constant playing of football on the campus by youth of the borough.

Browne expressed satisfaction for the intervention by the government to secure the facility, which he lamented, has been abused many years by residents living close to the vicinity of the school. He said the only thing now left for the government is to complete the protection aspect of the school is installation of a steel gate, expressing hope that government would act quickly before resumption of academic activity when Liberia shall have been declared Coronavirus free country.

Teacher Browne noted that on many occasions, criminals had burglarized the school building and stolen properties of the institution because its vulnerability. Meanwhile, authorities and students of the school can now breath an air of relief because of the erected fence around the building.

By Emmanuel Mondaye

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