Nuwo David (Intern Correspondent)
The William Richard Tolbert High School in Gbalatuah, Bong County is on the verge of collapse due to a damaged roof following heavy rainfall according to the school’s Principle Godline Weah.
It can be recorded on June 17, 2020, a dense rainstorm damaged the school facilities and the homes of over three hundred residents thus leaving them homeless and many injured.
The School Principle told KMTV that the institution hosts hundreds of pupils from both Bong and Lofa counties and is a designated center for this year’s West African Senior School Exam (WASSCE).
He pointed out that the rain also damaged chairs and the pain on the wall making it not suitable for a learning environment.
Mr. Weah said the situation is worrisome because if not repaired urgently, it could deny pupils seeking education in that part of Liberia. ” if there is nothing done to renovate this building, students won’t be able to attend classes”.
He said efforts have been exerted to get education authorities to refurbish the roof and building but to no avail. Mr. Weh added that even before the storm, the roof of the school building had leakages everywhere, something that caused embarrassment for students.
He put the cost of the renovation on the damaged building at approximately ten thousand United States dollars (US$10,000.00).
Other areas affected include girls boarding students on the Victoria Tolbert dormitory who are also students of William R. Tolbert high school.