Fiver American scholars who arrived recently in Liberia to conduct series of workshops including Science Bowl Competition for Liberian teachers and students in order to help build their learning capacity in STEM education in Nimba County are rounding up their stay in that county in that beautiful county.
Nimba County is a county in the northeastern Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northeast, it is one of 15 counties that comprise the first-level of administrative division in the nation, the county has six statutory districts.
Sanniquellie serves as the capital with the area of the county measuring 11,551 square kilometres (4,460 sq mi), the largest in the nation. Ganta is the most populous city in Nimba County, the county has a p population of 462,026, making it the second most populous county in Liberia.
The visiting Americans under the guardian of the Coordinator of I-Help Liberia, Mr. Abraham Jabateh and some officials from the Ministry of Educational sector, including the Director of Science at the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Sangay Faeflen, and local county’s officials in the educational sector have been touring several sites in the County including Ganta; the commercial city of the county and they county’s capital; Sanniquellie familiarizing themselves with school authorities and students in the County.
Beneficiaries of the I-Help Liberia sponsored training workshops for teachers and students in STEM education who spoke to GNN-Liberia Correspondent in the County expressed thanks and appreciation to the founder of I-Help Liberia, Mr. Asumana Jabateh Randolph for his innovation and care for the Liberian educational system, and also thanked the visiting American scholars for their support towards the improvement of the Liberian educational system.
Their training impacting both teachers and students in the County has been appraised by local authority as one of the best training to be provided by some foreign based scholars to help in enhancing the capacity of teachers in the areas of science and math.
The team is expected to return to Monrovia and commence another competition for Monrovia based teachers and students.
Four American scholars currently conducting teachers’ training workshop in Ganta, Nimba County, include Andrew Obus, DaNel Hogan, Margaret Wilch, Nancy Spillane and Heidi Baumgartner.