Louisiana Gets New Primary School

first_imgThe United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has turned over a newly constructed primary school to the Ministry of Education in an effort to provide quality education to the residence of Louisiana Township, outside Monrovia.The new facility, which was formally handed over to the community by the Ministry of Education and UNICEF, is the latest to be launched under the Government of Japan-funded initiative to provide safe child-friendly schools to communities across Liberia. The school, which was handed over to the Louisiana community over the weekend, will begin serving Louisiana Town and three surrounding communities in the next school year, increasing access to quality education for over 5,000 residents and their children. The new primary school replaces a dilapidated community structure that had been used as school.During the handling over ceremony Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Education, Mr. Ramses T. Kumbuyah, extended thanks to the Japan Government and UNICEF for what he termed as great support to the country future generation.Mr. Kumbuyah speaking on behalf of the Education Ministry and the Liberian government, said the Liberian people are pleased with the construction of the school in that it will provide better learning environment for the residence of that part of Liberia.He meanwhile urged the students and authorities of the institution to maintain the properties of the school stating that maintenance should be a priority.“It is easy to have a school built for you like this but it is very difficult to maintain,” MOE Deputy said.He called on all teachers to provide quality education in the classrooms for the students and that they should teach according to the curriculum.Mr. Kumbuyah at the same time warned teachers that there is a new code of conduct, which talks about good ordinance, high quality of disciplines, corruptions. And if any teacher is caught in the act of receiving money from students for grades, sexual favors and other wrong things will be prosecuted, license and certificate will be withdrawn.“Grade 1-9, there will be free education and no fees attached to it, the objective of the Ministry is to increase the amount of kids in school,” the Dep. Education Minister stated.According to the Deputy Country Representative of UNICEF, Mr. Fazlul Haque, Education is the key priority to Liberia.He pledged his organization’s support to Liberia stating that UNICEF will make sure that all children get better education.He said the Government of Liberia has realized the importance of education for the peace and security of the country.“If the country does not give the children proper education, this means the country’ future is not strong. The key element of development is education and every child should be given the right education,” he said.He, too, joined Dep. Min. Kumbuyah to call on the school administration to maintain the property wisely and provide better education to students in that part of Liberia.For her part the former Superintendent for Montserrado County, Madam Grace T. Kpaan commended the Japanese government and UNICEF for providing suitable school for Louisiana Township.Discussing the issue of sexual exploitation and buying of grades in school, Mrs. Kpaan said “If I have my own way, any teacher caught exploiting a student sexually, I will kill that teacher because you have destroyed the dream of the child.”The Louisiana Public School was established in 1939 by Toby Teage and Pauley Teage and was called “Waterside School” located in Louisiana, Montserrado County. Waterside School was operated in the home of the late Fredrick Hines, Sr. from Kindergarten to grade 4.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

France World Cup winner weighs in on Paul Pogba-Jose Mourinho relationship

first_img BEST OF Petit, a World Cup winner with France, added: “Well, even if Jose Mourinho has been living with criticism and big pressure recently, I still believe he’s one of the best managers in the world.“He has won so many trophies – he repeats that in the press conferences. They won the Europa League last year – they won a trophy where all the managers didn’t win anything. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane RANKED SORRY Paul Pogba has been in and out of Jose Mourinho’s team this season 3 Paul Pogba has been linked with a return to Juventus “I think the story between Manchester United and Pogba is not finished. If he leaves at the end of the season just because of his relationship with his manager, for me, that’s not a good reason.“Manchester United is bigger than the problem they have together.”Mourinho has been criticised for failing to get the best out of Pogba since his £90million move from Juventus in 2016.The midfielder starred for France in their World Cup-winning campaign last summer, but has not replicated his international form with his club. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 3 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ latest scrap revealed He was hooked off in United’s goalless draw to Crystal Palace last weekend and dropped for their Champions League clash with Young Boys on Tuesday.And former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Petit thinks Pogba, who has been linked with a return to Juventus, should fight for his place at Old Trafford.He said: “I don’t know about the future of Paul Pogba. I still believe when you come back to a club you left, this is because you have a good reason to come back. Emmanuel Petit in action for France gameday cracker 3 PAYBACK REPLY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Former France international Emmanuel Petit says Paul Pogba should not leave Manchester United because of his relationship with Jose Mourinho.The Red Devils boss stripped Pogba of the vice-captaincy after the Frenchman criticised his team’s playing style in September. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ LATEST “So, what we’re asking of managers is to win games and titles and this is what Mourinho does. But we all know it’s becoming difficult after three years in the same club.“His methods in management are sometimes a little bit hard for the players to cope with. He’s got his own responsibility for his relationships with some players.“But I still believe, at the end of the day, the players have to take their own responsibility on the pitch as well. The responsibilities, for me, are shared.”last_img read more