Liberia: Apostolic Foundation High School Dedicates Modern Computer Laboratory

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MONROVIA – The Apostolic Church of Liberia has dedicated to the public a well-furnished modern computer laboratory at its headquarters in Sinkor, valued at over US$100,000 (One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars).

The lab which is expected to be used by students of the school as well as the general public will host 60 persons at a time of training.

Speaking Sunday, February 6, at the dedication of the lab, the Bishop and Board Chair of the Sinkor United Apostolic Church, Rev. Steven Y. Binda said, the lab is intended to build up the capabilities of beneficiaries in Information Technology.

According to Bishop Binda, the the lab was something being envisaged long ago, but was not possible at the time due to some constraints.

He said opening up the lab to the public is one way the Apostolic Church intends to help promote education, even though it will not be absolutely free.

“The Apostolic Church looks forward to running a junior college in the not too distanced future,” Bishop Binda noted.

He maintained that there will be additional spaces provided based on the enrollment of students from the pubic.

Members of the Church at the occasion emphasized the need for the project to be used for its intended purpose.

Providing an overview of the project, the Principal of the Sinkor Apostolic Foundation, A. Darkplah Johnson, Sr. said, the program has been ongoing at the institution, and the dedication of the lab is another aspect to boost vocational training at then school.

Mr. Johnson expressed hope that when all planned programs are instituted at the school, it would be ranked one of the best in Sinkor.

For his part, the Vice Principal for Administration at the Sinor Apostolic Church, Alphanso D. Burgess lauded the school board for the vision to accomplish the computer lab project.

According to him, such a modern vision should be kept in keeping the school standard high.

“This project demonstrates that there is willingness to see much more improvements at the school.

“This is one of the best labs I have seen and the Church Board will support this, so that this school can reach a higher height.”

Me. Burgess at the same time called on government to see the lab set up as a means of giving subsidies to schools across the country.

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