The Liberia Education Trust (LET) Monrovia has finally turned over a renovated library to students and authorities of the Lango Lippaye High School in Kakata, Margibi County. LET renovated the library of the school and also donated thousands of text books, including teacher’s edition at a cost of about US$30.000.
Speaking at the turning over ceremony on the main campus of Lango Lippaye High School, LET Board member Mr. Jerome Digler advised the students and teachers to use the books wisely in order to learn efficiently.
He described the donation of books and renovation of the library as part of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf‘s agenda in providing quality education for girls and the entire citizenry.
Mr. Digler said LET- Monrovia was founded by President Sirleaf to support quality girl’s education. He noted that since the initiative started few years ago, LET has supported about 8,000 girls in the country.
He said last year LET started the establishment of library at the Bopolu Central High School in Gbarpolu County, Salayea Public School in Lofa County, J. W. Pearson School in Ganta and the Lango Lippaye School in Kakata, Margibi County, respectively.
Mr. Digler told the students that in order to use the books properly, LET will assigned one of its staff to train a librarian basic rules and regulations governing the usage of the facilities.
The LET official said the agency will also provide a computer to enhance the training of the librarian, and instructed authorities of the school not to allow students take the book home. He advised that all assignments and research works should take place in the library.
Receiving the books and the formal presentation of the renovated library, the Vice-Principal for Administration at Lango Lippaye Mr. Jerome Lassanah thanked LET for the gesture and promised that the library and the books would be well taken off to meet the challenges the students have been faced with.
The County Education Officer and the PTA of the school also lauded the Liberia Education Trust (LET) for the donation and services rendered the school. They both promised the books will be used for the intended purpose.
Lango Lippaye High School was founded in 1962 and named in memory of the first female Paramount Chief of Kakata Chiefdom Madam Lango Lippaye. The school runs both morning and afternoon sessions with an enrollment of over 2,000 students, predominantly boys.