The Acting Principal of the Kenema Government Secondary School (KGSS) Mustapha Mansaray has pledged his institution’s commitment in developing the educational sector of the country. Mr. Mansaray made this disclosure at a press conference in Kenema city. He stated that his administration is working hard to promote the infrastructural development of the school in the region so that it will regain its lost glory. He revealed that the school over the years had recorded good grades in external examinations like West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which has put the institution on equal footing with other government secondary schools in the country. Mansaray disclosed that more classrooms have been rehabilitated with support from the Board of Governors and commended the Kenema City Council administration for providing the school with some furniture that will enable pupils to acquire basic education. He disclosed that his administration is currently working on a plan to fence the remaining 25.5 acres of land in the school compound between Combema Road, Minkailu Street, Kamanda Street and Abdulai Street in order to prevent encroachment and to further rehabilitate staff quarters. The acting Principal confirmed that the newly rehabilitated additional classrooms will provide the school the opportunity to run a parallel shift system which will bring together the shift system recommended in the past. He pointed out that the two shift educational system in the country is responsible for the massive failure of pupils at external examinations and promised that his administration effective 1st May 2010 will run a parallel shift system where both Junior and Senior secondary schools will attend together.
By Saffa Moriba