Humanitarian Frowns on Liberia’s Education Authority
Kakata, Margibi County – A Liberian humanitarian working in the Darfur region of Sudan has accused Liberia’s education stakeholders of reneging on their responsibilities of ensuring that students acquire the relevant education to prepare them for future roles in society.
Sylvester M. Morlue said that teachers in the country are not being paid due incentives, noting that such situation has caused teachers to turn to other alternatives in order to support their families.
“This situation has keep teachers away from classes at the expense of students,” Mr. Morlue asserted.
Morlus is urging the government and educational stakeholders to consider the welfare of teachers as priority if the desire transformation of the country’s educational system is to be achieved.
He also attributed the country messy education system to students’ “feeble attitude” towards their educational endeavor.
“Students of these days, unlike those of the past, do not feel obligated to themselves let alone their teachers or school authorities. The sense of competitions amongst students is no longer being felt,” Mr. Morlue noted.
He, however, challenged students to be “courageous in fortifying their academic weapons” in order to get to “higher heights of academia” and at the higher seats of the nation where they won’t be criticized for being incompetent and non-performers.
Mr. Morlue stated: “Bear patient when climbing the academic ladder for there is no easy way to the top; there are hills of frustration, valleys of hunger, mountains of sleepless nights, and a sea of socialization. As the saying goes, school days are the best, but not the happiest”.
The Liberian international aid worker, who is also a teacher by profession, was serving as keynote speaker on Wednesday, June 5, at the 60th founder day of the St. Augustine’s Episcopal Mission High School in Kakata, Margibi County.
He reminded students that teachers are the “semblance of their parents” who are engaged in providing knowledge and skills to better their lives for tomorrow, and as such deserve the utmost respect and cooperation in the fulfillment of their tasks.