Liberia: Lawmaker Conducts Teacher’s Workshop

Teachers from 50 schools in Montserrado County District #15 will tomorrow begin a week-long teacher training workshop ahead of the 2013/2014 academic year.

The facilitator of the workshop Franklin T. Dalieh told reporters on Tuesday that the workshop is being organized by Representative Adolph Akwe Lawrence and sponsored by the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL).

He noted that over 500 teachers from 50 schools have registered to form part of the training which is expected to take place in the district will run from August 22-30, 2013.

According to him, the workshop is mainly for teachers at the kindergarten and elementary level, because this section forms the foundation of primary education and needs qualified instructors to prepare the kids.

“The training is to equip the teachers as to enable them build the foundation of our children within the district,” he said.

The workshop will be held at three venues and Boatswain High School has been slated for the opening ceremony.

Mr. Dalieh revealed that experts from Liberia have been contacted to conduct the training though participants will be certificated at the end of the weeklong program.

When contacted, the lawmaker admitted of being concerned of the kids’ education in the district, noting “that the children are the future leaders of Liberia, in so doing; they need to have concrete education and that can only be realized when they get a solid educational foundation”.

“If the children get good kindergarten and elementary education, they can become good students and will be able them face the many challenges ahead of them,” he said.

He commended the management of NOCAL for their adherence to the proposal which is best in the interest of the people of the district.

However, the lawmaker used the occasion to call on all leaders of organizations including elders and youth groups to turn up tomorrow at the Boatswain High School in Jamaica Road to grace the opening ceremony of the program.