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Students Protest Parents’ Decision To Pay 6 Teachers

By D. Ignatius Roberts, LINA Grand Cape Mount County Correspondent

ROBERTSPORT, October 19 (LINA) - Normal classes at the Robertsport High School in Grand Cape Mount County were Monday disrupted as the students staged a violent protest against their parents’ decision to underwrite the salaries of six teachers assigned to the school.

During the demonstration, the Government Demonstration Elementary School, which shares the same campus with the Robertsport High School, was looted with important documents taken by the demonstrators.

Members of the joint security were called in to calm the situation, but did not make any arrests.

It can be recalled that last week parents of students of Robertsport High School decided at a meeting in Robertsport to contribute L$200 each monthly to pay the six Science, Mathematics and English teachers at the school who are yet to be placed on payroll.

The Student Council president Zinnah Sambolah told the Liberia News Agency Monday that the action is intended to attract government’s attention to the plight of the teachers.

Some students told LINA that they will not allow their parents to do what the government should do for its employees when it comes to salary payment.

Meanwhile, the acting Superintendent of the county, Rolando K.Woheel, has appealed to the students to remain calm, noting that the local authorities and the Legislative Caucus will do everything possible to address the teachers’ salary issue.

The Principal of the school, Musu Dennis, and the District Education Officer Cerue Taylor could not be reached for comments.

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