The I-Help Liberia Project based in the United States of America (USA) has today, June 27, 2017 announced the name of Mrs. Yah Booyee as the first recipient of the Asumana Jabateh Randolph Science Teacher of the Year Award – 2016/2017.
This new award is named in honor of the organization’s founder, Mr. Asumana Jabateh Randolph to commemorate his lifelong dedication and service to Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education in the United States and Liberia.
The award was presented by Dr. Gassimu Kaba a fifth-year Medical student at the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine who is also one of the I-Help’s scholars and is expected to graduate in December, 2017 to Ms. Yah Booyee, a committed Liberian Chemistry teacher at J.W. Pearson High School in Ganta, Nimba County.
In addition to the award, the honoree also received a new laptop and projector with one year free Liberia internet subscription from the I-HELP Liberia Project. The award will be given annually to a teacher who demonstrates outstanding commitment to promoting Liberia STEM education. This award celebrates the accomplishments of Liberian educators, without whom I-HELP’s work would not be possible.
The presentation was made during the official start of the STEM workshop at the Bain Garr District Public School in Ganta City, Nimba County where over 100 high schools teachers from three Counties including Nimba, Bong and Margibi Counties.
The occasion was witnessed by the five American scholars who are in the Country to conduct STEM workshop for Science, Math, physics, Biology and Chemistry teachers, and will also conduct a Science Bowl Competition amongst participating schools.
Remarks from stakeholders in County and the Ministry of Education were made pouring praises on the Founder of I-Help Liberia Project, Mr. Asumana Jabateh Randolph for his keen interest in seen the country educational system, especially in the area of science and technology improve at a recognizable level in order to meet international standard.
Also participating teachers at the workshop expressed thanks and appreciation to the founder of I-Help Liberia Project, Mr. Randolph, and also lauded his initiatives over the years to see his home country taken the next level in science and technology.
Also gracing the occasion were the Chief Education Officer (CEO) of Nimba County, the District Education Officers (DEOs), the Director of Science at the Ministry of Education, and the Director of I-Help Liberia Project.
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