Report coming in says several students at the Jarkpa-ta Elementary School in Sanoyea District, Bong County are currently out of school as a result of a violent rainstorm that de-roofed the school building.
The incident, according to report occurred recently, during a heavy downpour of rain coupled with heavy storm that damage the roof, thus affecting the entire building that is comprised of ten classrooms, offices and a reading room.
In an interview with a team of reporters on the school’s campus, the Principal John Gbokolo and the students’ Council Government, Blessing Leetor said normal learning activities have been disrupted due to the devastating condition of the facility.
The duo said if nothing is timely done by the government of Liberia, they might not complete the six-marking period and exams that were in progress.
Jarkpa-ta Elementary School was constructed in 2011 by the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Education to caters to the educational needs of students in the region, but with the current situation, the school authorities and the parents are worried that the over 250 students may not complete their school year.
The principal and the school’s prefect, are also calling on the government through the Ministry of Education and partners to quickly intervene and repair the roof to enable the students complete the school year successfully.