School Ready to Open with No Roof

Pastor Prince S. Tokpa, Principal of Gbloryee UMS with the roofless school building in the background

Pastor Prince S. Tokpa, Principal of Gbloryee UMS with the roofless school building in the background

 

Gbloryee United Methodist School in Ganta City, Nimba County in northern Liberia stands roofless with one more week of government official date for schools to reopen. In an interview with UMC Liberia

Education authorities they said the administrative process is holding the building from completion. “Once the proper individuals approve the funding process, the roofing and completion of the new school building on the Gbloryee UMS campus will come to a close,” Helen Roberts said. The Director of General Education and Ministry of UMC Liberia, Helen Roberts also said there are several buildings throughout the UMC Liberia school system that need to be repaired before school actually reopen.

The Roofless Gbloryee UMS in Ganta City, Nimba County, Liberia

The Roofless Gbloryee UMS in Ganta City, Nimba County, Liberia

For his part, the Principal of the Gbloryee UMS Pastor Prince S. Tokpa said most of the parents are only bringing their children with the understanding we will register them while they look for the money. “The only thing we cannot compromise is the registration fees,” the Principal said. He indicated that most of the parents have requested for extension in the getting their children uniforms ready for schools. “Students can come to school without uniform until at such time when the parents can raise the money to get uniforms for their children,” he confirmed. The issue of uniform is not likely to keep students out of school once school reopened.

 

Gbloyee UMS in happier times (2012) with roof and uniforms.

Gbloyee UMS in happier times (2012) with roof and uniforms.

 

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