By Antoinette Sendolo
The Executive Director of the Standard English Center in Monrovia has expressed serious disappointment over the Ministry of Education’s failure to actively get involved with the Standard English Center which aims at improving the skills of Liberian students and teachers in speaking and writing Standard English.
Mr. H. Moses Carter expressed disappointment when he spoke yesterday at the third anniversary celebration of the Standard English Center held at the Well-Hairston High School in Monrovia.
He said the Ministry of Education and the President, Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf are doing nothing to improve the system but are only interested in condemning the educational system in Liberia.
The Executive Director described the statement made by the President referring to Liberia’s educational system as ‘a mess’ as rather unfortunate.
He noted that since the launch of the Standard English Center in 2010, the government has shown no interest in the Center, something he seriously frowns at.
According to Mr. Carter, the Standard English Center was founded to help Liberian students and others to be good speakers and writers of English which is considered the Queen’s Language.
Meanwhile Mr. Roland Nagbe who represented the guest speaker has encouraged students of the Standard English Center to pay more attention to their studies. He also called on teachers to perform their duties in a more professional way in order to meet the aim of the Standard English Center.
The Standard English Center was founded and officially launched in 2010 through the professional inspirations of Sister Mary Laurene Browne and Mr. H. Moses Carter to help improve the skills of Liberian students in writing and speaking Standard English which is the Queen’s Language.