Demonstration Threat Hangs over High School In Nimba

By Solomon T. Gaye

Students of the Flompa High School in Gbanna Clan, Nimba County say they will carry out a massive demonstration to express their grievances for government’s failure to provide qualified science instructors.

The students complained that for several months they have pleaded with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf led government to make science instructors available for them since they have been lagging behind in competing with their counterparts in Monrovia, but their appeals have fallen on deaf ears.

The students in separate statements told The INQUIRER over the weekend that the administration of the school is aware that their school lacks instructors to teach Science, Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry and Civics, something that has prevented them from studying these subjects during the first semester.

According to them, they have already sent out communication to the principal of the school, Leo P. Y. Johnson and the District Education Officer, Madam Hannah C, Tamba informing them about their planned demonstration.

Principal Johnson confirmed that the school has an enrollment of closed to 600 students but lacks science teachers for the senior high division because some of the teachers’ names were deleted from the payroll.

Meanwhile, the DEO, Madam Tamba has appealed to the students to remain calm since plans are underway to address their grievances.