Liberia: Educational Stakeholders in Liberia have come under the spotlight as they have been accused of reneging on their responsibilities in the Country.
A Liberian international humanitarian working in the Darfur region of Sudan Sylvester M. Morlue says Liberian educational stakeholders are not ensuring that students acquire the relevant education that will prepare them for future roles in society.
Mr. Morlue furthered that teachers in the country are not being paid due incentives, a situation according to him has caused them to either find alternatives in order to support their respective households.
“This situation has kept teachers away from classes at the expense of students”. Mr. Morlue asserted.
He is at the same time admonishing the Liberian Government and educational stakeholders in the country to consider the welfare of teachers as a priority if the desired transformation of the country’s educational system is to be achieved.
Mr. Morlue also attributed the country messy educational system to students’ feeble attitudes towards their educational endeavor.
“Students of these days, unlike those of the past, do not feel obligated to themselves let alone their teachers or school authorities. The sense of competitions amongst students is no longer being felt.”He said.
Mr. Morlue however, Challenged Liberian students to be courageous in fortifying their academic weapons in order to convey their way at the higher heights of academia; and at the higher seats of the nation where they won’t be criticized for being incompetent and non-performers.
The Liberian international aid worker who is also a teacher by profession urged Liberian students to bear patient when climbing the academic ladder for there is no easy way to the top. He revealed that there are hills of frustration, valleys of hunger, mountains of sleepless nights and a sea of socialization.
“As the saying goes, school days are the best, but not the happiest” he averred. He reminded Liberian students that teachers are the semblance of their parents who are engaged in providing knowledge and skills to better their lives for tomorrow, and as such; they deserve the utmost respect and cooperation in the fulfillment of their tasks.
Mr. Morlue made the statement when he served as a keynote speaker at the 60th founder’s day celebration of the St. Augustine’s Episcopal Mission High School held in Kakata, Margibi County recently.