The President of the University of Liberia, Dr. Emmett Dennis, has observed that the country lacks qualified instructors at all levels of the educational system – including the primary, junior, senior high and college levels.
He said the perennial shortage of competent classroom teachers needs to be urgently addressed by the government, so that the young people will be adequately prepared to assume future leadership roles.
Dr. Dennis made the observation Thursday when he hosted a Town Hall meeting with the staff and students of the David A. Starz Technical and Vocational College in Sinje, Garwula District in Grand Cape Mount County.
He urged teachers who are still in the classroom to apply their professional skills in imparting sound and quality education into the youths, to enable them become productive, efficient and effective future leaders.
Meanwhile, Dr. Dennis has disclosed that at the upcoming University of Liberia entrance and placement examination, any student who fails one subject will have to re-sit the exams and score the required grades before being admitted into the university.
Earlier, Grand Cape Mount County Superintendent, Imam Mohammed A. Paasewe thanked the administration of the College for the able manner in which they are conducting the affairs of the state-run institution.
He cautioned students to refrain from acts and practices that could cause a setback in their educational pursuits.