End of Year Report - Academic Year 2015 in Bong Mines, Liberia

18.08.2015 22:30 von Emmanuel Blama

The academic year started with two entrances being conducted on the 17 &
24 of January 2015.

Student’s registration began January 20, 2015. The total number of 287 students were listed and of the 287 students listed, 174 students completed their registration at the end of the registration process for first semester.
From the 287 students registered, total females were 134 and male 153. Students Orientation was on February 27, 2015. The purpose of the orientation was to explain to the student body the school’s rules and policies.
During the orientation, about 200 kids and all the teachers were present. On February 28, 2015, the administration of CASS began its teachers’ refresher workshop with all the administrators, teachers and four facilitators present. The aim of the workshop was to put our teachers back on path with lesson planning, presentation and class room management.

tl_system/content/de/aktuelles/2015/03_2015/Erster Schultag/Some students on line.JPGThe school was finally declared open on March 2, 2015. A little over 250 students were present in school on this day happily rejoicing to be in school after the long Ebola crisis. Lessons started immediately and all administrative, instructional and support staffs of the institution signed a ten month contract beginning March 2, 2015 to Dec. 2015.

After a mass meeting with teachers and students for the purpose of save drinking water, the administration of CASS requested the office of Kinder Afrikas to provide safe drinking water for the kids and all personnel of the institution. Immediately after the request, the office of Kinder Afrikas built a modern hand pump in March 2015 on the campus of CASS. The hand pump which was delegated in April 2015 in the presence of more than 200 kids, District Education Officers and other teachers provides safe drinking water for the institution till now.

On June 6, 2015, the administration of CASS received a letter from JONAH for the institution’s participation in an inter-schools quizzing tournament which was scheduled for the 9th of June 2015 in Bong Mines. The tournament brought together all the schools within Bong mines. At the end of the tournament, CASS was declared winner of the Junior High schools after defeating worldwide mission school in the final. During the JONAH tournament, the administration also received a letter from the ABC foundation for the institution’s participation in another quizzing and sports tournament. The school also took part in the ABC foundation tournament with several schools participating.

On the 10th of May 2015, the administration of CASS called for a mass Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting on the campus of the institution. The meeting brought together more than 150 parents and teachers to discuss the
welfare of the kids and the institution at large. During the meeting, series of matters were discussed on the children academic progress and recommendations were being made by the parents for the institution to provide the below listed needs:

  • An Auditorium-for meeting purpose and other programs.
  • A mini playground for the kids.
  • A resource center.
  • An Annex for the Kindergarten and the senior high division.

When the government announced on state radio that all schools in the Republic be closed on or before the 31 of July 2015, the administration of CASS immediately called the parents to another meeting on July 19, 2015 in
order to inform them about the government’s latest decision. During this meeting, the parents were informed about how the kids should be promoted based on government’s recommendation. The parents were also informed that
the school will finally close on July 25, 2015.

On July 25, 2015, the administration of CASS again called the parents to a mass closing program held at the First United Methodist Church compound in Bong Mines. At the program, student’s progress reports (grade sheet) were
given out to parents. During the program, the spokesperson of the PTA extended thanks and appreciation to the Kinder Afrikas organization for her continual support in buttressing government effort to education in Liberia. At
the end of the program, the parents were informed by the administration that her efficiency is based on the continual support from Kinder Afrikas e.V. On behave of the administration, the Vice Principal for Administration (VPA) gave numerous thanks and appreciations to the Kinder Afrikas organization for her continual support to students and personnel of the institution overtime and promised the administration’s commitment in ensuring that
every effort will be made in buttressing Kinder Afrikas’ support to education in Liberia. This all important program came to an end with the Liberian National Anthem being sung by the audience.