Students Sitting On Floor In Kakata
By C. Winnie Saywah-Jimmy The Gaylayla Public School, just within the Kakata District, a district represented by Emmanuel Nouqui in the House of Representatives is faced with serious challenges as its pupils are sit on the bare floor during instructional periods.
The building which lies in the central cycle of the town is in a deplorable condition and cannot be pointed to as anything worth being a school for Liberia’s future leaders. According to the school’s administration, there are about 25 students who have to occupy a classroom that can be compared to a dog house and consists of two classes like first and second grades combined.
The pupils who did not mind their learning environment, turned out in their numbers to express gratitude to the Living Water International delegation who had gone in that community to assess the water and sanitation project carried out by its local staff.
The administration complained how they have engaged the District Education Officer, County Education Officer as well as the representative about the condition of the school but to date no attention has been given in that direction.
The Gaylayla Public School is owned by the government of Liberia and its instructional staff are all government paid teachers. The school is located just few miles away from Kakata City and runs from kindergarten to grade 6 and is said to be the only public school in that community.