LIBERIA: 11 Volunteer Teachers Threaten To Drop Chalks In Cape Mount County

65829020f6ea67f48aa759d3dd32c68a_XLEleven volunteer teachers at the Madina Public School in Garwula District, Grand Cape Mount County, have threatened to lay down their chalks due to the failure of the Ministry of Education to put them on payroll.

This was disclosed by the Principal of the school, Ernest A.Faika, in an interview with the Liberia News Agency at his Madina office on Thursday.

He said the teachers have been in the classroom for between seven to eight years without pay.

He quoted them as saying they were tired of rendering sacrificial services.

Faika told LINA that promises made to the teachers that their names would be placed on payroll have proved fruitless.

Principal Faika explained that the school has a teaching staff of 22, and that out of that number eleven are on the payroll while the other eleven are rendering voluntary services.

He commended the citizens of Madina Township for providing some form of compensation to the eleven volunteer teachers monthly.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.