Serious class congestion at the Ellen Mills Scarborough Elementary public school in Brewerville City, Montserrado County has left pupils sitting on pieces of plank and just about anything to listen to instructors.
The Ellen Mills Scarborough elementary public school is located on the right bank of Montserrado County, and has been operating since 1985 in the city of Brewerville. Principal Charles B. Moulton, who spoke to this paper, said shortage of chairs has become a serious problem at the institution and appealed to the Ministry of Education for assistance.
He said since the beginning of the academic year, the administration has written the Ministry of Education for chairs, but up to now, there has been no response. During a visit to the school campus last week, about 60 to 80 students were jammed in a classroom with some sitting on the bare floor for lessons.
According to Principal Moulton, the ministry has issued strict instructions that no public school should request students to come with chairs from their homes. When asked whether the school has received its ration of textbooks being distributed by the ministry, he responded in the affirmative, but added the books have not distributed to the students because the distribution chat has not be delivered.
He added that even if the chat arrived, the books would not be distributed immediately because they are not enough for the students. “The school has 990 students and we received 272 pieces of books – 68 pieces of math books, 68 of science books, Social Studies, 68; and English, 68, which everyone will not be able to get”, he said.
By Bridgett Milton -Edited by Jonathan Browne