Education Minister Expected in Nimba for Tour of Schools

SANNIQUELLIE, Nimba – Nimba’s county education officer, Moses S. Dologbay, has announced that the education minister is planning a visit to Nimba.

Dologbay said the minister’s visit is to ascertain the challenges facing the county’s school system as a means of determining a way forward.

“The minister will be spending three days in the county to do this assessment,” he said. “He will be visiting the Nimba County School System from April 9 to April 13. After the assessment, the minister will then meet with the educational stakeholders and authorities of the county to discuss his observation from the assessment.”

Dologbay called on DEOs and those playing major roles in the education sector to make themselves available during the period of the minister’s visit.

“We want all of our professional staff and partners to be there on Monday [April 9] to constructively engage the minister on the lapses and achievements in the educational sector and whatever they will be recommending,” he said.

The minister is expected to visit over 50 schools in Nimba during his four-day visit.

“There are not specific schools we are going to visit,” Dologbay noted. “We will be visiting all schools in Nimba County – faith-based schools, private schools, government schools, and mission schools.”

A few weeks ago, the ministry’s sent a team to the county to test and validate 285 teachers in the county. Dologbay encouraged other qualified teachers who are yet to meet the requirement to apply their efforts in doing so.

“The Minister will be giving room to those who will meet the requirement to also be employed,” he added.

Dologbay disclosed that many teachers are applying for pension due to their age and he used the occasion to call on the younger teachers in the profession to take advantage of filling those gaps.

Featured photo by Arrington Ballah

A resident of Ganta, Nimba County, Arrington has a background working with credit unions and other organizations dedicated to rural finance.

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