The Monrovia Consolidated School System or MCSS has banned worship services by churches on its school facilities around Monrovia. Superintendent Benjamin Jacobs said the restriction should not be misconstrued as being against the work of God, but it necessary because the school facilities were being misused.
According to him, students go to school on Monday and the campuses are not clean, including bathrooms.
Superintendent Jacobs said secondary schools under the System are about to have laboratories and by next week technicians will be trained to operate those labs.
He said MCSS schools will specific uniforms to distinguish students from those schools, noting that after school, students go on beaches in their uniforms and engage deviant activities such as smoking, and when caught, it is difficult to identify which school they come from because of the current general uniforms being worn.
In order to keep with preventive measures against the deadly Ebola virus, the MCSS boss disclosed that the System going out of supply, particularly chlorine and other anti Ebola materials.
He also stressed that schools in Monrovia cannot operate effectively without water, and the Liberia Water and Sewer Cooperation is very slow in supplying water to school campuses.
Superintendent Jacobs added that on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, the William V.S Tubman High School experienced water problem and the administrator had to call a private water tanker to supply water, saying if the schools do not have water, the only alternative is to shut them down. “We cannot run schools without water”, the Superintendent said.
He noted that the M. V. Massaquoi School in West Point Township that was looted, will soon resume full operations, and will receive free uniforms for students, including standard library and cafeteria.
“All schools will close by the end of November but the MV. Massaquoi school that has just opened will close in December around Christmas”, the MCSS boss concluded.
By Ethel A. Tweh