Former Deputy Education Minister for Instructions, Ms. Hawa Goll-Kotchi, is challenging alumni of the William V.S. Tubman High School serving in government to give back to the institution.
Speaking recently outside Monrovia during a gathering of alumni of the institution, she also emphasized the alumni, several of whom are in the United States of America and other parts of the world should look back and meaningfully contribute to the physical outlook of William V.S. Tubman High.
She recalled that during the 1970s, the school was one of the best government institutions in Liberia, because it had equipment in several departments, including sawing machines, drafting tools, Science laboratories, home economics studies, electricity and plumbing classes, amongst others to expose students to vocational skills.
The veteran Liberian educator named Matadi Newport High and G.W. Gibson high schools, among others as leading public schools that had practical materials and equipment to impart technical skills into students thereby, preparing them for future endeavors.
She however notes that those equipment and materials were either vandalized or looted during the country’s 15 years of civil conflict thus, leaving them without anything for students to use.
The Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Samuel Tweh late last year, committed government’s determination to revamp the William V.S. Tubman High School in Sinkor, promising millions for the revamp process.
The institution was constructed in the 60s and named in honor of Liberia’s 18th President William V.S. Tubman to afford less fortunate Liberians an opportunity to acquire quality education.
The school had some of the best specialized instructors some of them with Master’s Degrees imparting knowledge to the students under a UNESCO-sponsored program.
By Emmanuel Mondaye–Editing by Jonathan Browne