The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has frowned on the deplorable condition of the Kendejah Community Public School and instructed the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) to immediately renovate it.
The School is amongst several educational entities managed by internationally funded Bridge International Academies with funding from Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg amongst others.
President Weah who visited the school campus on Friday, November 6, 2020, stressed that a conducive atmosphere for learning is a catalyst for academic excellence and intellectual growth for students.
According to an Emansion release, the President said the poor infrastructural condition of the school was a far cry for decent environment that is germane to better performances by both teachers and students.
The Liberian Leader has asked LACE to complete the renovation of the school within 14 working days, ensuring that the damaged roof, ceiling and fallen fence be refurbished within the timeframe. He also ordered that the yard of the school be properly laid out and cast.
President Weah’s visit to the school and subsequent instructions are in line with his continuous endeavor to improving learning and the quality of education in the country.
Bridge International runs approximately two hundred schools nationwide with many lying in ruin and later being done to renovate.
With a school in the Capital looking like this, one can imagine how rural schools run by this educational brand look like. Government is failing on robust supervision of what these international donors raising money in the country’s name are doing nationwide.
Millions are raised annually from key international donors and it appears little is done in host countries that should benefit.