Lack of Teachers Crippling Public Schools

first_imgThe campus of New Yourpea Public School where there are reports of a shortage of teachers in spite of enrolment soaring from 315 to 500.Many public schools in Nimba County are reportedly short of teachers to meet the demands of ever increasing student population in the country spurred by government’s compulsory primary education policy.It is reported that in Buuyao Electoral District #5, school age children often loiter during class hours because, according to some of the parents, “the children do not have teachers and so they are free to roam about.”“We do not have teachers to teach us, this is why you see us outside of the classrooms,” some of the students attending the Teahplay Public School told the Daily Observer during a recent tour.“We have four teachers assigned to this school, but only two of them are on government payroll. Sometimes we sit in the class the whole day without any of them around,” a student claimed.Most of the schools the Daily Observer visited were crowded, but lacked enough teachers to keep the pupils busy with schoolwork.At Gblarlay Public School, for example, student enrolment is about 400, but with just one government paid teacher. The five volunteers are not regular because they are not given any incentive, they said.“The L$1,000 the community promised to give us is not forthcoming since the first period. It has caused most of the volunteers to stop coming to school,” said Napoleon Brewer, a student-volunteer at Gblarlay.In Beo Bleemieplay Town, parents are complaining of the limited number of teachers which they said is hampering the children’s learning process.“The government makes us force our children to attend school under the compulsory primary education policy but there are no teachers assigned to instruct them,” said Ma Nancy, one of the parents.“Most of the government assigned teachers are from the communities where they teach, a situation that makes it very hard to get the kind of cooperation the residents will need from them,” one of the teachers from New Yourpea Public School observed.When contacted, Nimba County Education Chief Officer (CEO) Moses Dologbay said the government is not recruiting teachers, but is rather updating its payroll system to absorb the qualified volunteered teachers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Den Amstel surge into 2nd place

first_imgGFF Elite League III…Dem Amstel United now occupy the second place position in the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Elite League III after brushing aside New Amsterdam United on Sunday.Delon LanfermanThe Leonora venue witnessed Delon Lanferman producing a hat-trick as Den Amstel secured another three points with their 4-0 drubbing of the opposition.Lanferman drew first blood in the 27th minute, the only goal to be scored in the first 45 minutes of the encounter.However, NA United began to wither as time went by and Den Amstel took advantage of the situation.Lanferman doubled his tally in the 51st minute, then tripled it in the 58th minute to further solidify the lead. Andre Hector accounted for the final Den Amstel goal, which was scored two minutes later.In the other match of the double header, Buxton United and Linden’s Milerock FC battled to a 1-1 draw.Deshane Garnette put Buxton ahead in the 19th minute, but Keon Sear’s 33rd minute goal got things back on level ground. However, neither team were able to consistently gain the upper hand after that which led them to share points at the regulation time whistle.last_img read more

DONE DEAL! Fabio Borini signs for AC Milan on loan with obligation to buy

first_img1 Fabio Borini in action for Sunderland against Chelsea AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Sunderland forward Fabio Borini on loan with an obligation to buy.The 26-year-old returns to his homeland after grabbing two goals last season as the Black Cats tumbled out of the Premier League and into the Championship.The former Chelsea and Liverpool man signed for Sunderland permanently in 2015 for a fee in the region of £8million after a promising loan spell with the club during the 2013/14 season.However, goals have been hard to come by for the Italy international in recent years and he will hope to kick-start his career at the San Siro.The attacker has previously starred in Italy’s top flight for Roma, on loan from Parma, where he grabbed 10 goals in his single season at the club.last_img read more