Bridge International In Hot Water; Parents From Four Counties Want Company Out of Liberia

Parents from four counties where Bridge International Academies operate are asking the government of Liberia to whisk the company out of the country.

The parents appearing on United Methodist Radio in Monrovia said it is regrettable that their kids are not learning under the new program and government seems to be doing little to have their plights addressed.

The parents from Bong, Nimba, Grand Cape Mount and Grand Bassa say they have begun raising money to sue the company and the government in an effort to expedite their departure from Liberia.

The parents at the same time have begun distributing letters to senators of all counties complaining of the learning condition under the Bridge program and how these lawmakers can come to their rescue to save the country from said menace.

Bridge International Academies came into Liberia through Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Education Minister George Werner and since been operating at the detriment of the citizens. Werner remains a key lobbyist of the company till date.

He continues to run the company while several Liberians are being mistreated under the watchful eyes of soccer legend George Weah and current education boss Ansu Sonii.

In a disappointing mood, Weah redeveloped a Bridge run Kendeja Public School due to its deplorable state but is yet to act on the company that continues to make education messy in the country.

The parents think the wanton disregard of bad labor and other vices at Bridge is in direct contravention of the government’s pro poor agenda and call on President Weah to act now.

The National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) and COEDEL have been making frantic efforts to bring Bridge International to book but the company has been cleverly hiring George Werner’s henchmen to silence dissent.


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