Mr. Marvin Dahn, who acknowledged efforts being made by national government in upgrading the country’s education sector, stressed the need for government to exert efforts to equip schools and make education accessible to all Liberians especially those in the hinterland.
He said his call comes following a recent visit to Nimba County, when he donated footballs, sets of jersey, football boots, books and other school accessories to communities and schools on behalf of his association in Bonglay Clan, Lower Nimba; valued at over US$10,000.
Mr. Dahn also claimed the appalling conditions of some schools in that part of the country, noting that such deplorable condition is seriously affecting the learning process of students there.
According to him, students in those areas are learning under extreme conditions as most of the schools visited lack blackboards, chalks, chairs and comfortable classrooms, among others.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday in Monrovia, Mr. Dahn underscored the need for government to equip public schools across the country to enable students acquire sound and quality education.
The former Liberian police officer, who now resides in Canada, indicated that if Liberia must maintain peace and development, the education and empowerment of its “future” leaders must not be underestimated noting, “When people are educated and empowered, they are able to contribute to national development”.
In a related development, Mr. Dahn has called on Diaspora Liberians to be in partnership with government to enhance its national development agenda.
He emphasized that Liberians aboard must now see reason to lend financial and material support to government to foster development programs, especially in the education sector.