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Kogar Slams Parents For Aiding Weak Education System
By Ballah M. Kollie
MONROVIA, August 7 (LINA) – Nimba County District # 5 Representative Samuel G. Kogar has accused parents of being collaborators in making weak the education system in the country.
He said just as the young people are not taking their education seriously, so are some parents he claimed mere interested in the promotion of their children rather than the quality of knowledge acquired.
The Nimba County lawmaker wondered how prepared is the youth community to respond to the technical needs of industries and concessions when they are not keen on the quality of education given them.
Representative Kogar made the assertions Saturday when he served as guest speaker at the thanksgiving and closing exercise of the Trinity Lutheran High School in Sinkor.
According to him, a comparative analysis of the education systems in Ivory Coast, Ghana and Sierra Leone, who are Liberia’s close neighbours, will prove that those systems and students are far better than those in Liberia.
He referred to measures such as cutting of girls’ hair as factors that provide for the students to focus on their lessons rather than self beautification as it the case in Liberia.
“In our society, the parents and students are collaborating to make a weak educational system because due to the love of the child, parents want nearly everything for their children while they are still in school,” he noted.
Representative Kogar wants parents to convert resources used on hair, best clothes and shoes and classical phones to hire study class teachers to keep their children engage with their lessons.
Analysts say the weakness of the education system contributed to the failure of 22,671 students who sat the 2016 West African Examination Council (WAEC) test recently.
Of the 46,613 students who took the Senior High School exams, only 16,072 students made a successful pass, while the results of 7,654 candidates are being withheld for alleged “collusion.”