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Principal Says Tellewoyan Junior High Overcrowded

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Reports say the growing number of youths seeking education has left the Tellewoyan Elementary and Junior High School in Voinjama District, Lofa Count, without adequate space to accommodate students.

Acting Principal Z. Wolobah Guworwala told LINA that the school which has an enrolment of 387 students is the only junior high in Bondi Clan. He told the Liberia News Agency Wednesday that due to lack of adequate sitting capacity, some students usually lean against the walls in classrooms to take their lessons.

He said the construction of a six-classroom annex has not helped matters, because it is too small to accommodate the number of students at the school.

Mr. Guworwala expressed fear that if nothing is done to address the situation many students would be compelled to leave the school. He is appealing to the Education Ministry to help complete a self-help three classroom annex currently being built to address the inadequacy of space at the school.

The Tellewoyan Elementary and Junior High School was built in 1966 as a joint venture by the Liberian and American Governments as an elementary school, but was in 2008 elevated  to junior high level due to the huge student enrolment at the school.

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