The President of the National Teacher Association of Liberia is calling on Government to place keen attention to education if Liberia is to progress.
Madam Mary Nyumah said, education as one of the major pillows for the growth of any nation is crucial for the overall development of post war Liberia.
She wants Government place the needed materials and logistics to all public schools, create a conducive learning environment, and provide aid to struggling private institutions to strengthen their operations.
The NTAL President furthered that both public and private schools will not function effectivity if the needed supports are not timely given.
Madam Nyumah said ‘’Take for example Teachers are crying, they are not getting their salaries and benefits, retired employees are yet to get what belongs to them. You go to the school you can’t even find chalk to teach’’ she stressed.
She disclosed that many of the County Education Officers, and DEOs have limited access to logistics mainly vehicles to effectively do monitoring at various schools around the country.
Meanwhile, in an interview Thursday January 21, 2021, madam Nyumah hailed President George Weah for his recent surprised toured at school facilities in the Monrovia Consolidated School System in Montserrado County.
Recently, President Weah made a brief toured at several public schools in Montserrado County, and expressed frustration for the poor condition of many of the facilities he visited.
Moment after the president expressed his dissatisfaction, Education Minister Prof. Dao Ansu Sonii openly apologized to the president and vow to double efforts to elevate the sector.
Madam Nyumah said while those exchanges are welcoming she wants President Weah to go in rural counties to know the real challenges Liberian students are faced with.
She said despite the many strives being made by the ministry more needs to be done to active and make education better again for the country.
The NTAL president paid special tribute to teachers for the many sacrifices they continue to make in the midst of low salaries and daunting challenges.