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Bong County: Rainstorm Damages Gov’t School In Sanoyea District

By Patrick N. Tokpah
(Bong Contributor)
Dozens of school-going kids at the Jarkpa-ta Elementary School in Sanoyea District7, Bong County are currently out of school as a result of a violent rainstorm that de-roofed the institution.

The situation which took place last Friday during a heavy down pull of rain totally damaged over 10 classrooms including offices and the reading room at the only government-run institution in the district.

Addressing a team of reporters over the weekend at the scene of the disaster, the students’ council president, Blessing Leetor and the principal, John Gbokolo, said normal learning activities have been stalled due to the devastating condition of the facility.

The duo said if nothing is done in time by the Government of Liberia, they might not complete the sixth marking period tests and exams that were in progress.

The Jarkpa-ta Elementary School was constructed in 2011 by the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Education to cater to the educational needs of students in the region but with the current situation, the over 250 students attending the school are currently displaced.

The Jarkpa-ta Elementary School’s administration is calling on Representative Joseph Papa Kolleh to assist them with the needed materials in reconditioning the school in the district.

The school caters to dozens of kids in Jarkpa-ta and its environs with teachers being compensated by the Parents Teachers Association of the area.

Meanwhile, the dwellers of Jarkpa-ta Town have described the destruction of the violent rainstorm as a set back to their children’s education and are appealing to the government through the Ministry of Education for the renovation of the school.

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