As part of the means to improve quality Education in Liberia, a Liberian based in the United States of America , humanitarian, Professor Isaac Saye-Lakpoh Zawolo, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), with the administration of the Giddings Polytechnic to launch the Giddings Polytechnic Academy in Kakata, Margibi County.
The Giddings Polytechnic Academy will be a part of the Real Academy International School System operated by professor Zawolo in Monrovia.
Speaking to our reporter recently via telephone, the Liberian based in the US said, the Giddings Polytechnic Academy will firstly receive 7-10th grade students and will be the second quality learning institution that will be open in the next academic year.
“We are thankful to Mr. Diafei Giddings for the partnership, as well as the opportunity provided us to serve the deserving people of our native, Kakata.
We are excited about this new venture, not because of the potential to reap financial remuneration. We intend to invest in the school at a loss for the next three years. So, our excitement is about the bigger picture: the chance to establish the best institution ever in Kakata.” Professor Saye-Lakpoh Zawolo said.
He noted that the Giddings Polytechnic Academy will be a paradigm shift in the way they run schools, educate children, and develop the total child.
“We will be using the REAL Academy’s model of inquiry-based learning with a Liberian context.
More than this, our students will not only be the recipients of content – they will become content creators. Each student of the Giddings Polytechnic, upon completion of both junior and senior high courses, will produce an electronic binder of their learning.
The students learn Science by not by writing the notes today and listening to the teachers explain the next day”. He lamented.
Professor Zawolo stressed that students will not learn history by recalling dates and events, but rather discuss the events of history and suggest ways to move forward.
He said at Giddings Polytechnic Academy, their focus will be on the success of each student and entrance and placement exams will not be about restricting access to our school adding, It will allow us to know where each child is in their learning so that we can develop an appropriate instructional program to meet his/her needs.
Following his past records, Professor Zawolo has aided many school going girls on a foundation he established called the “Zawolo Foundation”aimed at giving back quality Education to female students across the country.
Zawolo has helped many young Liberians through different dimensions, he aided the late Edwin George who suffered head tumor but died seeking medication at the JFK Hospitals in Monrovia.