Over seventy head teachers of the Head Teacher’s Council in Kenema district headed by their Chairman Bosco Adu have paid a courtesy call on the Mayor of the Kenema City Council (KCC) Joseph Samba Keifala and councilors of the Kenema City Council (KCC) at their offices along Show field road in Kenema to congratulate them on their success in the November 17 general elections.
Talking on behalf of the teachers the chairman Bosco Adu pledged that they will redouble their efforts in giving quality education to the children in the city of Kenema. He highlighted some major constraints faced by primary schools saying that 39 primary schools in the city of Kenema have up to date not received school fees subsidies for first and second term in the last academic year and that all primary schools in the Kenema city have not receive subsidies for the first and third terms.
The head teacher informed the Mayor and councilors that it is extremely difficult to adequately run a school without school fee subsidies and therefore called on the Mayor and Councilors to come to their aid so that education will be given the required priority.
In his response the Mayor of Kenema City Council Joseph Samba Keifala expressed thanks and appreciation to all teachers in the City of Kenema and promised to closely work with them as worthy partners in development. He assured the teachers that he will carefully look into their concerns about the school fees subsidy and other school management issues saying that he is very much interested in children having quality education. Mayor Keifala called on the head teachers to submit to the Council all established primary schools in the city of Kenema including location, number of pupils and teachers in each school.
By Saffa Moriba