At long last, Bridge International Academies has vacated operations at Kendeja Public School in Montserrado.
Making the disclosure Monday in Monrovia, a teacher at the school who spoke on condition of anonymity said they have packed all Bridge devices and await the company to come pick them up as they are no more going to allow being supervised by them.
The teacher said the entire First Period at the school was outside of Bridge supervision; ‘The PTA also resisted their presence,’ the source said.
According to our source, the Principal of the school Marthaline Browne has from the very inception expressed disappointment in Bridge operations in the country and hasn’t stopped till date. Bridge makes millions from international support and does little for the countries they operate, COEDEL a group working to sue Bridge in Liberia has maintained.
Marthaline is also head of the National Teachers Association of Liberia, Montserrado Chapter and plays an influential role in the organization.
Recently, after seeing the deplorable condition of the school and Bridge’s lack of support, President George Weah commissioned and massive renovation of the school.
Marthaline then expressed to the President the need to have her school participate under the First Lady Clar Weah Foundation instead of Bridge that she maintained has failed the educational program of the country.
Bridge has since managed to take control of the Ministry of Education by hiring some of its key personalities into its Liberian program making the MoE a complete toothless bull dog.
Infact the current Country Director, Gee-gee, his deputy and other actors are all of the MoE but now employees of Bridge international.
With this deep involvement of MoE stakeholders, Bridge continues to keep firm in the system at the detriment of parents, teachers and poor Liberians.