Calvary Baptist Church School Dedicates First Computer, Science Labs
Fiamah-Sinkor, Monrovia- Calvary Baptist Church School System over the weekend dedicated its first science laboratory and a high-tech computer lab with 40 desktop computers on the campus.
By Jaheim Tumu
The science laboratory which stands as a major boost would see students of the institution prepared adequately for the regionally synchronized West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
The laboratory will also enable effective teaching and learning of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics equipment using practical materials and understanding the relationship between action and reaction.
Speaking at the dedication, the school’s Principal, Dorothy B Saikay, said the students should make adequate use of the science and computer labs to perform excellently in the WASSCE.
“The Calvary Baptist Church System wants to provide the best for the students. It is one of the reasons we decided to invest into these projects,’ she said.
“And we want our students to not escape from the science and computer labs because it will have huge impact on how they perform in the sciences.”
The event was graced by prominent resident of community including District #9 Representative, Frank Saah Foko.
Madam Saikay, addressing the lawmaker, lamented that the science lab is lacking microscope, air-condition and slide glass windows to improve the temperature.
Making a brief remark, Representative Foko commended the school for setting up the computer and science labs to help students in the district.
The district Lawmaker warned students to prioritize the labs and use it for it intended purpose to have a solid educational foundation.
He pledged to provide air-condition, sliding glass windows to the school to improve the temperature in the lab.
“When I was in high school, we didn’t have to opportunity to have a lab,” he said.
“We will talk to our friends in the diaspora to see how we can help with those other things that the lab needs.”
Also speaking, the chairman of the School Board, Mr. Saye Magbinne revealed that the total cost of the project is over USD$ 5,000. He noted that it is the responsibility of the board to ensure that students are computer literate.
“It is incumbent upon us as board members to improve the school facility and encourage students to learn under a better condition,” Mr. Magbinne said.
The computer teacher, Abel G. Kpeh said the computer lab will enable students to have first-hand knowledge and become marketable upon going to college.
“The fact that we living in an IT age, it’s imperative that Information Communication Technology be taught in all schools in Liberia,” he said.