Indeed, A Step In The Right Direction
RECENTLY, THE MINISTRY of Education suspended with immediate effect the Principal of the LangoLippaye High School in Kakata, Margibi County for time-indefinite.
THE DIRECTOR OF Communication at the Ministry of Education, Mr. MaxinBleten disclosed that the suspension of Mr. Robert Zayzay is the result of collecting unapproved funds from students and their parents during the current registration exercise on the school’s campus.
BLETEN SAID THE Government of Liberia remains committed to providing ‘Free and Compulsory Primary Education’ to the people of Liberia and will not accept any act by Public School Administrators that try to deny students from freely registering for this academic year.BLETEN SAID, some of the funds that were collected by the principal of the LangoLippaye High School include, PTA fees, ID-Card fees and, Insurance fees among others.
WE WELCOME THE recent decision by the Ministry of Education to suspend the principal of the LangoLippaye High School as it will discourage other would-be criminals in the educational sector.
THE PROVISION OF free and compulsory primary education to our children is a welcome decision especially at the time the country is emerging from a devastating disease that ravaged every fabric of the society.
THIS STEP MUST be supported by all well-meaning Liberians and anyone who undermines this endeavor by the government must be made to face the full weight of the law because such act is not only a corrupt act but criminal in nature.
THAT IS WHY the suspension of this principal is necessary as it will serve as a deterrent to others who will collect unapproved fees from students or parents.
WE ARE ALL aware that some unscrupulous individuals will use this opportunity to exploit parents and students for selfish gains; that is why we are urging the Ministry of Education to set up a system intended to monitor the activities of some of the public schools in the country.
AND THOSE CAUGHT in such unwholesome behavior must be exposed and dealt with in accordance with the law.