Gov’t Renovating 250 Schools Nationwide

By Morrison O.G. Sayon from Gd. Kru/Sinoe

Education Minister, George Werner, has disclosed that some 250 schools across the country are undergoing renovation as part of the educational reform process.

Speaking to Executive Mansion Correspondents on the campus of the Kingston Weagba Public School in Tarjourwon District, Sinoe County, Mr. Werner said as part of the reform process of the educational sector, Government needs US$80 million to undertake the process.

He said the amount will be used for the construction of schools across the country, the training of teachers, the construction of teachers’ quarters, science laboratories, among others.

Mr. Werner made the disclosure on Tuesday when President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf dedicated the Kingston Weagba Public School in Tarjourwon District, Sinoe County while en route to Monrovia.

While returning to Monrovia the Liberian leader along with the World Bank-Liberia Country Manager, Ms. Inguna Dobraja dedicated the Kingston Weagba Public School in Sinoe County.

Under the project funded by the Global Partnership for Education and the World Bank, two schools have been completed while another is undergoing construction in Sinoe County.

Werner further disclosed that the Ministry of Education is constructing 41 schools across the country, 27 of which have already been completed including the Kingston Weagba Public School. The remaining 14 according to the Education boss are at various stages and the majority of them are nearing completion.

The newly dedicated Kingston Weagba Public School complex includes: library, computer lab, latrines for boys and girls, ramps and rails for the disabled, teachers’ housing, kitchen and cafeteria, administration building, two water wells and a football field.