The Principal of the John Wesley United Methodist High School in Weala, Margibi County has expressed disappointment in students’ lack of interest in attending vacation school despite poor academic performance especially, at his school.
Speaking to this paper recently on the school campus in Weala, Mr. Joe Siakeh said announcement for a vacation school was broadcast on radio prior to the closure of school, but those concerned students are not taking advantage of the opportunity to improve their grades in order to get promoted to the next grade.
Many students prefer bribing teachers to gain promotion to the next class rather than sitting in the classroom to do academic work, something which is responsible for poor performance in public tests thus, creating serious problems in the education sector.
Principal Siakeh encouraged students at his school to attend the enrichment classes, adding that names of students, who need special attention, have been placed on the school’s bulletin board to demonstrate the level of seriousness the administration attaches to the program and that deadline was Wednesday, August 12th.
Mr. Siakeh emphasized that students with deficiencies, who failed to attend the vacation school will not gain promotion. He said the vacation school at the John Wesley United Methodist High School is free of charge.
He however attributed the lack of interest by students to attend vacation school to the abrupt closure of school as mandated by the Ministry of Education, noting that many students misunderstood the information.
He added that some students are disappointed, but those serious ones remain focus on their academic sojourn. Principal Siakeh said instructors are ready to conduct the enrichment classes. By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi – Editing by Jonathan Browne