Sanniquellie High, PTA Construct Annex, Library
By Wellington Patrick
MONROVIA, Jan 16 (LINA) -The Administration of Sanniquellie Central High School and the Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) have undertaken three projects on a self-help basis to improve learning conditions at the school.
Principal Edwin Dehmie said since the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) renovated the original 12-classroom building during the 2009-2010 academic year, the administration and the PTA have since decided to work on self-help projects.
He named the projects as the Principal’s Quarters, and reconstruction of the school’s library estimated at US$15,000 and US$5,000 respectively.
Mr. Dehmie said following the reconstruction of the library in 2012, the Liberia Education Trust (LET) provided books and shelves for the library.
The principal also disclosed that the PTA and the administration of the school are currently erecting an additional six-classroom building costing about US$100,000 to accommodate the growing population of students.
Mr. Dehmie said enrollment increased from 1,050 students in 2012 to 1,300 students in 2014, while the night session of the school has enrolled 100 males and 200 females for the 2014 academic year.
According to Principal Dehmie the project is expected to be completed by the end of the 2013-2014 academic year.
He is, however, appealing to government and donors for building materials to complete the ongoing six-classroom building project.
Sanniquellie High School, the first public school in Nimba County, was established in the late 1950s with former presidential candidate Jackson F. Doe as its first Principal.
The school currently has 36 teachers paid by the government and six volunteer teachers, including two Nigerians and two American Peace Corps Volunteers.