…MOE Official Cautioned Parents At Bridge-Run School
At least hundred students graduated Friday, 19th July 2019 from both kindergarten and sixth grade at Sanoyea Public School in Bong County, Central Liberia, a school run by Bridge International Academies through the Liberian Education Advancement Program (LEAP).
The students performed ‘Excellently’ according to Ministry of Education’s Director of Communications Maxim Bleetahn who graced the occasion and proxy for Education Minister Prof. D. Ansu Sonii.
Bleetahn used the occasion to praise Bridge Liberia which, he considered, one of the Ministry’s reputable partners.
He said Bridge runs programs like other LEAP providers are aiding the Ministry of Education in different ways including bringing quality education to the classroom as well as impactful supervision. He encouraged parents and community dwellers to support the program and have their kids attend.
Sanoyea in Bong County is the hometown of Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor who, according to report, remains a champion of the LEAP endeavor in Liberia.
Addressing the gathering on the topic ‘Taking the mess to get the Best,’ the MOE Director of Communications called on parents to make education a priority of their kids especially girls despite the challenges that go with the sacrifice of educating children.
“These are your future nurses, teachers, leaders, support them to reach the zenith of their career,” he stated.
He said early marriage of girls slows down their education and as such, parents should desist from the attitude and encourage an environment that improves learning and future development of their kids.
Bleetahn said the Ministry of Education through Minister Sonii remains committed to working with more partners in enhancing quality education to the vulnerable, destitute and people in remote towns and villages such as Sanoyea.
Speaking further, Bridge Liberia Country director Griffin Asigo thanked the MOE for the ongoing partnership and boasted that statistics have shown that learning gains in schools run by Bridge are more impressive at around 53%.
Asigo said all 68 schools run by Bridge in ten counties are doing superbly well and they were glad to be bringing the school year to a close.
He congratulated parents for trusting their kids with Bridge and teachers for looking after the kids, assuring them of a better Bridge next school year.
Friday’s event saw the County’s CEO, Armah Varfee, the PTA Chair, Bridge Executives and other local county officials in attendance.
Drumming, food, drinks and pageantry made the event colorful as well as wooed hundreds of onlookers and supporters.