The Comptroller of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS), Johnson Toe, has underscored the need for the Government of Liberia to create an enabling learning environment for Liberian children enrolling at the primary level in the education sector of the country.
Mr. Toe said the creation of such an environment should take into account equipping the primary division with library facilities and trained and qualified teachers.
Mr. Toe said equipping and improving the standards of primary schools were crucial to building a solid educational foundation of Liberian children as they would adequately be prepared for the secondary level.
He indicated that when the children are provided sound and quality education from the primary level, they would be placed in a proper position to cope with lessons at the secondary level without difficulties.
Mr. Toe made the statements recently when he addressed the 5th graduation exercise of the Angel-Net Foundation in Sinkor, propounding the theme: “Building a Solid Educational Foundation”.
The MCSS Comptroller attributed the mass failure of senior high school students in the West African Examination Council Exams to the ill-preparedness of students at the primary level.
Comptroller Toe maintained that the government should fully invest in education, especially at the primary level to attract qualified teachers to the classroom for the betterment of teachers and students as well as the country.
He added that teachers should be paid attractive salaries and incentives so as to motivate them go an extra mile in molding the minds of the pupils.
He then challenged the graduates to further their education to the higher level with a firm determination of who they want to become in the future.
Mr. Toe also admonished parents to always check their children’s notebooks after school to establish whether they are doing well in their lessons or not.