Deputy Education Minister for Instructions, James B. Koker said there are plans to construct 20 basic education schools, 16-classroom primary schools with eight early childhood centers, including four- classroom primary schools, respectively across the country.
Deputy Minister Koker made the disclosure during dedication of a primary school building in Gbor Payee Town, Zoe-Geh District# 4, Nimba County. The Ministry of Education with support from the Global Partnership for Education constructed the school building.
The ministry received a grant from Global Partnership for Education to improve easy access to education, especially in poor and remote areas within the 15 counties of Liberia. The Acting Project Coordinator for the Gbor Payee Public School said the school has 12 classrooms, separate latrines with centers for girls and boys, library and resource room, handwashing facilities for girls, among others.
The town has a population of 5,000 inhabitants and over 1,500 children of school-going age. County Education Officer for Nimba Mr. Moses Dologbay thanked the Ministry of Education for the level support to school-age kids across the country.
The Commissioner for Zoe-Geh District, Mr. Reagan K. Workar, commended the Government thru the Ministry of Education for the level of educational development being initiated. Commissioner Workar noted the government was willing to support school-going children to achieve their academic goals.
For his part, the Principal for the Gbor Payee Public School, Saye B. Ganseh lauded the ministry for providing access to education for kids in the community.
By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba-Editing by Jonathan Browne