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The Principal of the Laypoh Light-house International School, Mrs. Nenneh Sheriff, has disclosed that the lack of textbooks in schools creates serious challenges for the educational system in the country.

“Teachers in the country get lots of pressure from the public and even some families for not paying serious attention to students; but though we have a huge responsibility to provide knowledge to the young generation, equally, the government, and the public too are to take full responsibility in providing the necessary items that will equip their children,” said Mrs. Sheriff.

Speaking recently in Monrovia on the school’s campus during a colorful graduation and thanksgiving service of the Laypoh Light-House International School in Barnesville Kebbah, the Principal Nenneh Sheriff said working along male instructors creates a huge challenge for the female teachers.

She called on the Ministry of Education and other International partners to help with text books in the various schools in Montserrado and other parts of the county – something she noted will enable the students study their lessons. She added that when a child is in the pre- Nursery, Kindergarten or elementary level, he or she is so eager to learn.

According to the school Administrator, though the President once said the Educational system in Liberia was a mass, her statement did not mean “our children are not learning”, but an encouragement to everyone who is a parent, guardian or school administrator to do all he/she can to improve the entire system, noting that it is only Liberians themselves that can change the system.

Also speaking, the guest speaker, the Rev. Peter F. Kollie, District Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church of Liberia urged parents to always train their children in the manner they should obey their fellow friends.

Rev Kollie Said with the many challenges faced by the female teachers, the need for the national government to continue more support to empower more female instructors in various schools in and around the country cannot be over-emphasized.

He further thanked the administration for the level of work at the Laypoh Light-House international school. 

By Lewis S. Teh

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