Liberian science and mathematics teachers in Nimba County who are being molded for their respective careers by scholars from the United States have expressed gratitude to their coaches from I-Help Liberia USA who are conducted a week-long workshop to sharpen the skills of teachers in the County.
Some of the teachers who spoke to the GNN overwhelmingly expressed thanks and gratitude to their mentors, the five visiting United States scholars in the country, for their mentorship and concern for impacting scientific and mathematics knowledge in order to ably prepare them for their teaching career.
Speaking further, the teachers who are the beneficiaries of the I-Help Liberia training workshop also expressed thanks and appreciation to the founder of I-Help Liberia, Mr. Asumana Jabateh Randolph for his interest and care about the improvement of the Liberian educational system, especially in STEM education.
Over the years, Mr. Randolph, the sole architect of the program in Liberia has been tirelessly sending students and professors from the Hunter College High School in the United States to help train Liberian teachers in STEM education, and also conducting Science Bowl Competitions aimed at testing Liberian students in this discipline.
As a Liberian based in the United States, Mr. Randolph has always felt obligated of helping his home country, Liberia in improving the educational system, especially STEM education of Africa’s oldest republic which was once described by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as ‘A Messy Education’.
His endeavor has also been lauded by Liberians and foreign residents, who believe that his contributions to Liberia’s educational system should not be overlooked, but rather be appraised as the most nationalistic Liberian in the diaspora making meaningful contributions to the development of the country’s educational system.
Also expressing thanks and appreciation to the visiting U.S. scholars to Liberia, the Director of Science at the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Sangay Faeflen, told the GNN how words were inadequate to express to the Founder of I-Help Liberia, Mr. Randolph
for his thoughtfulness in seen the Liberian educational system improve, especially in STEM education, noting, “We are indeed proud of Mr. Asumana Jabateh Randolph for his concern about our educational system. His effort to risk the lives of American professors and students coming to Liberia to mentor our teachers and students is laudable,” Mrs. Faeflen speaking to the GNN said.
For his part, the Liberia Coordinator for I-Help Liberia, Mr. Abraham Jabateh in a chat with the GNN also expressed thanked and appreciation to the five visiting US professors for helping to make Liberian teachers useful in their difference disciplines in order to holistically impart sound knowledge to Liberian students during their teaching expedition in their respective class rooms.