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Students and faculties of the J.J. Roberts Methodist High School in Sinkor, Monrovia, have provided new facilities on campus to enhance the learning environment.

The disclosure was made recently by the Principal of J.J. Roberts Samuel N. Sagbeh, when he led reporters on a guided tour of facilities on campus.

He said the students on their own initiative constructed modern restrooms for both male and female students and another for the faculties with a water towel to supply constant water to the facilities.

Principal Sagbeh further disclosed that besides the toilets, the institution has established a modern 60 computers laboratory fully air-conditioned with qualified instructors to provide students computer knowledge.

He noted that the school has also placed air-conditioners in each classroom of the elementary division for the comfort of students and at the same time replaced the ancient black board and chalks to white boards, including markers to enhance learning.

Mr. Sagbeh maintained that he re-directed several thousand United States dollars allotted by the school board to buy him a vehicle to purchase dozens of textbooks, including Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, French and English, among others placed in the Prince A. Taylor Jr. Library for use by the students.

Sagbeh said the school has further empowered 12th graders on campus to have their own home library with each student having over forty books to their disposal, which they are to return after graduation.

He said the J.J. Roberts Methodist High School has won several trophies from the International Day of Peacekeepers School Debate Competition as -First Winner in 2011, the National Quizzing Competition held in 2010-2011, Winner of the United Peace and Development competition, Ministry of Education (MOE) 2015, Ducor Science Bowl competition as first place winner and the Liberia Youth and Students for Excellence LYSE as first place winner.

For his part, Mr. Henry Gooding, Computer Instructor of the institution, explained that the school is providing computer education to forty-five students per class with an allotment of forty-five minutes per training session.

He said that the computer program, which was introduced at the institution between 2009/2010, continue to immensely contribute to human resource capacity of the country with some graduates becoming medical doctors in Liberia. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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