By Robert Dixon |firstname.lastname@example.org |
Lofa County Senator George .T Tengbeh is calling on the government of Liberia to lift tariff on educational materials in the country.
He believed that when this is done, it wound help to reduce the prizes of educational material such as stationary, text books among others in the country.
The Lofa County Senator made the call over the weekend in Monrovia when he served as keynote speaker at the 47th Accolade program of the Haywood Mission Institute on the Old Road in Sinkor, Monrovia.
According to him, many schools in the country may not have well equipped libraries so reduction in educational materials will help students to purchase the own stationary, text books and other materials to do their work.
Senator Tengbeh also used the occasion to urged government to prioritize the welfare of teachers if Liberia is to produce sound and educated future leaders of the country.
He said that Liberian are making tremendous sacrifices in provide sound and quality education to the Liberian Children without them getting equal benefit to commiserate with their time and effort they in teaching the Liberian children.
Senator Tengbeh said prioritizing the welfare of Liberian teachers is one the fulfillment on the Liberian Government Pro-Poor Agenda as such it must and should be taken into consideration seriously.
H advised parents to give proper training and welfare services to their children instead of shifting that role to teachers.
He further that they should serve as role models for their children and show them love and care to enable them to confide in them instead of discussing their problems with their peers, who might advise them wrongly.
Additionally, he noted that they must sacrifice and invest in the needs and education of their children and pointed out that, a good family should be the one in which people shared, protected and encouraged each other either in time of joy or sorrow.
He also encouraged mothers to make their home havens for their families and endeavor to respect, submit and be the immediate advisors to their children.
He stressed that Mothers should regularly visit the schools to find out not only how their wards were performing in the classroom, but their conduct to help groom them well.
Parents should support teachers to instill discipline – good character training of the young ones and interact with teachers to enable them to ascertain problems of their children at school. Senator Tengbeh reminded them to attend meetings called by the PTAs
to deliberate on issues pertaining to the welfare and the future of their children.
He told the gathering that education is the most important tool that the students receive which bring them more success in society.
Senator Tengbeh added that education lessens the many challenges
that one faces in life noting that” the knowledge you gain, the more opportunities will open up to allow them achieve better possibilities in the career and personal growth.