As part of efforts to address some of the challenges facing the educational system in his County, Senator Oscar A. Cooper has donated five hundred and fifty-four pieces of arm-chairs worth about US$15,972 to several public schools in Margibi County.
Schools that benefited from the Senator’s donation include the Lango Lippaye High School, the E.J Yancy Public School, the Harbel Multilateral High School, Dolo Town Public School, the Larkay-ta Public School, the Koko-ta Public and the Weala Public school among others.
The Administrator in the office of the Senator presenting some of the chairs to schools on behalf of his Boss on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 said education is the heartbeat of the Senator, as such; he sees it necessary to help address some of the challenges faced by the various public schools in the County.
Mr. Gabriel Nyumah stated that the Senator in his quest to improve the educational facilities promised to give armchairs and blackboards to some of the schools to create a conducive learning atmosphere for the students.
According to him, the Senator from the onset presented chairs to the Harbel Multilateral High School, Lango Lippaye High School, the E.J Yancy Public School, Dolo Town Public School and the Weala Public school among others.
He further said the Senator promised to give the Larkay-ta Public School and the Koko-ta Public school one hundred pieces of chairs each, but he send thirty pieces to the Larkay-ta Public School and twenty-four pieces to the Koko-ta Public with the remaining one hundred and forty-one pieces to be distributed between the two schools in a subsequent time.
Mr. Nyumah narrated that the Senator has ordered an additional one thousand two hundred and fifty pieces of armchairs from Firestone Rubber Wood Factory and that will cost a little over thirty-seven thousand five hundred United States dollars.
He noted that the Senator’s office has observed that students in some of the schools are always sitting on the floor in their various schools and the provision of the chairs will help them the floor sitting.
Gabriel Nyumah at the same time said the Senator has provided cement and plywood blackboard to some of the school and has also renovated several school buildings across the County.
For their parts, Principals of the Koko-ta and Larkay-ta Public Schools have extolled the Senator for the gesture. The two principals in separate statements on their respective campuses said the Senator has helped their students to leave the floors.
Principals Emmanuel S. Borbor and John M. Cole used the occasion to call on other Margibians, Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other well-meaning Liberian to help them with instrumental materials.