Erosion Affects 300 Students
Sea erosion in the West Point community has prevented over 300 students enrolled at the Global Harvest Institute from entering classes and has also caused serious damage to its facilities.
In an exclusive interview with an instructor of the institute, Edwin Korpu, he told this paper that the administration’s only option was to relocate the students to the Global Harvest Ministry Church to continue normal classes since the academic year is ongoing.
Mr. Korpu is complaining that the church’s facility is very small to accommodate all the students and that is also hampering the teachers’ ability to teach especially the little children who are so difficult to keep under control.
He further told this paper that with an agreement between the administration and the church that the students will be hosted for few days in those facilities, some parents are beginning to lose hope that their children are not properly cared for and are taking their children away.
Mr. Korpu is calling on the Government of Liberia, International and National Non-Governmental Organizations as well as philanthropist organizations for assistances to enable the school administration properly relocate the school.
Also speaking to this paper, a resident of West Point, Lucy Tarpleh, said the sea erosion has made many individuals homeless and damaged properties worth over thousands of United States dollars in the community.
She explained that some victims do not have place to sleep while others have left the community, something she described as an embarrassment and should claim the attention of the government and philanthropists.
Special media tour conducted yesterday in the Township of West Point revealed that if nothing is done to contain the sea erosion, a lot more inhabitants of that community will be made homeless.