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Public Schools Deserted In Nimba

By Solomon T. Gaye

Government operated schools operating in Bain- Garr education district one and two campuses were deserted in the wake of the Christmas celebration.

Speaking to this paper in Ganta, a government teacher explained that on December 20, 2022, public schools closed in line with the Ministry of Education’s policy to return on January 3, 2023 since the opening of schools, students attending the J.W. Pearson Senior High School are yet to be seen on campus.

Speaking on the same issue, some teachers disclosed that since the resumption of school on January 3, 2023, students attending various public schools in the Nimba Schools System are not on campuses and this is impeding the active running of the school administrations in the district.

The Zoekehseh Public School, Francis Nyan Manweah Senior High School, J. W. Pearson Senior High School, and the J.W. Pearson Extension Senior High School as public schools deserted as noted by concerned teachers.

During a normal routine at various campuses in the commercial city in Ganta on January 4, 2023, many of the teachers at the John Wesley Pearson Senior High School were seen leaving the campus after discovering that entire campus was completely deserted.

Since the resumption of schools on January 3, 2023, St. Lawrence Catholic Senior High and Christian Foundation Senior High School are among private schools that are operating in Bain-Garr Education District in Nimba County.

When this paper contacted MOE/CEO Moses Dologbaye via mobile phone, he disclosed that public school teachers are on campuses waiting for student, but many of the students are not willing to return, a situation school administrations are faced with in the Nimba Schools System

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