MOE Abandons School In Sonayea District -Bong Citizens Accuse
By Patrick Stephen Tokpah
Waymue Town-Citizens of Waymue Town in Sanoyea District#7, Bong County have allegedly accused the Ministry of Education of abandoning the only Government-run Elementary School in Town.
Speaking on behalf of the Concerned Citizens, in Waymue Town, on February 18, 2023, James Kollie, said the school has been abandoned by the Ministry of Education since its construction.
Mr. Kollie noted that the failure of the Liberian Government to provide the needed teaching staff portrays a lack of interest on the part of the government to contribute toward human capacity development in the county.
He, at the same time, said that due to the fact that the school is not operational in the District, it has denied school-going kids the opportunity to continue their education. “The school was constructed and dedicated on June 12, 2009, by the Government of Liberia, but the Government of Liberia has failed to assign teachers to the school. “The few hand pumps that were constructed by NGOs are all spoiled; as a result, citizens of the town usually fetch water in bushes which he said is causing serious health hazards in the town among children and adults.
“The absence of school, safe drinking water, and other social needs are posting a serious threat to their wellbeing, thereby causing their children to grow uneducated as well as causing them an unbearable health disaster, describing it as a total mien depression upon them as citizens living in that part of the country.
“The citizens who believe that their rights to have access to equal opportunity have been violated over several years are seeking a timely solution to these problems that continue to worry them daily.
“On many occasions, they have been seeking assistance from some government officials but to no avail” the Spokesman noted.