KINJOR, Grand Cape Mount – The Minister of Education Prof. Ansu Dao Sonii has extolled the Management of Bea Mountain Mining Corporation (BMMC) for the construction of a modern Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) School in Kinjor, Grand Cape Mount County.
Speaking to journalists on Friday shortly after a day-long tour of the school’s facility, Prof. Sonii commended the company for the construction of what he describes as “an elaborate school facility” as expected by the Ministry of Education.
The Daniel F. Tolbert Academy and Vocational Institute that is expected to start normal academy activities in September this year was exclusively built by BMMC. The TVET School when opened will be run and managed by the Government of Liberia with support from the company.
“We want to thank Bea Mountain for these facilities. This a good partnership, and this is not a company’s school. It is a government school provided by the company for the people to be administered by the Government. So, whatever they do for us going forward is a compliment. They are going help us maintain it, but those that should be responsible to maintain it first are us, the citizens, our Board, our PTA and our students, Minister Sonii asserted”.
Minister Sonii further encouraged citizens of Grand Cape Mount County to take full ownership of the TVET School constructed by BMMC.
“The attitude that this is Government property, we have to get away from that because government does not sit in these classrooms. It’s the children of the people that come from this place that come to school here”.
He used the occasion to call on residents of Kinjor and Cape Mount at large to help maintain the school facility.
“When you appreciate gifts, you use them well. It encourages those that gave you the gifts to want to give you more. If you are reckless with gifts then you don’t deserve some, because nobody wants to take their money and throw it in the hole and they get no return.
As much as Bea Mountain has a general responsibility to do these, we also have a responsibility to make sure that when they come back, they are proud that have given us this and we have maintained it, then they can say alright let’s add this, let’s add that.”