At least thirty Instructors in Zota District, Bong County are threatening to lay down chalks for this academic year, if the Liberian government through the Ministry of Education doesn’t cater to them.
According to report, it is unclear whether normal academic activities will continue in some part of the District as a result of the government alleged failure to support education in that rural part of the Country.
The Instructors many of whom are teaching in government schools in some of the major Towns and Villages in Zota District are said to be finding it difficult to sustain themselves, a situation that is said to be the major problem in the area.
Some of the Instructors are said to have been teaching for more than eight years without receiving salary and Instructional materials from the Ministry of Education.
Speaking to Journalist during an inquiry conducted by The Monrovia Times, the Instructors expressed dissatisfaction and described the situation as a total embarrassment to their wellbeing.
According to them, besides the government alleged failure to place them on the payroll, there has been no support, and they find it difficult to have instructional materials to run the various schools in the area.
They stated that most of the schools in the area were built by themselves and later turned over to the government noting that those schools are yet to receive support from the Ministry of Education.
“We built the school to help the government but since we built these schools, we have not received any support from the government. We actually decided to build the school because we observed that our children were doing nothing and it was important to have them in school” Mulbah T. Morris one of the Instructors stated.
They have launched an appeal to the Ministry of Education to quickly intervene in the situation if normal activities should continue in the region.