At least 30 instructors in Zota District, Bong County are threatening a go – slow this academic year, if government fails to cater to them.Our correspondent says it is unclear whether normal academic activities will continue in some parts of the District.
This is due to government’s alleged failure to support education in that rural part of Bong.The instructors, many of whom are teaching in government schools in some of the major towns and villages in Zota District are said to be finding it difficult to sustain themselves.
Some of the instructors are said to have been teaching for more than eight years without receiving salaries and instructional materials from the Ministry of Education (MoE).During a NewDwan inquiry, the instructors expressed dissatisfaction and described the situation as total embarrassment to their wellbeing.
Besides government’s alleged failure to put them on payroll, the teachers are saying that there has been no support including instructional materials to run the various schools in the area.According to them, most of the schools in the area were built by themselves and later turned over to the government.
But they say they are yet to receive support from the Ministry of Education.“We built the schools to help the government but since we built these schools, we have not received any support from the government,” Mulbah T. Morris, one of the instructors says. They have launched an appeal to the Ministry Education to quickly intervene in the situation if normal activities should continue in the region.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley