MONROVIA: A nine-day training forum for elementary school teachers in Montserrado County District #15 will today, Thursday, August 29, 2013 come to an end.
The nine-day forum is being organized by the District's Representative Adolph A. Lawrence.
In a chat with this paper following the opening of the workshop, Representative Lawrence said elementary education is the rudiment of any education, and as such, teachers in this area need to be equipped by means of undergoing the necessary trainings required.
According to Rep. Lawrence, the workshop is one of the ways of fulfilling his promises to the people of District #15.
He noted that the ultimate goal of organizing the seminar is to enable participants to go back in the classroom prepared and ready to demonstrate the basic knowledge they have acquired from the trainings.
He disclosed that the training was made possible through the kind sponsorship of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), and is facilitated by the Professional Consultancy and Services Incorporated (PROCONS INC).
The Montserrado County lawmaker hoped and prayed that participants take the training seriously as it is cardinal to good classroom management, lesson planning, and testing and evaluation.
He furthered that participants will be certificated at the end of the nine-day training exercise. "At the end of this training, we are going to have a special certification program for participants on Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Boatswain Junior High School Campus," said Rep. Lawrence.
Also speaking to this paper, one of the participants, Amos P. Parker, lauded Rep. Lawrence for the training initiative.
Mr. Parker, who is the Principal of the Africa Gospel League Community School in Logan Town, said the move by the lawmaker is worth commending.
He urged other participants to take advantage of the opportunity provided them in order to make a difference in the new school year.
"I want to say a special thanks to Rep. Lawrence, because what he has started is something to commend him for. I hope that he continues this always," he added.
Meanwhile, Rep. Lawrence has embarked on a scholarship initiative worth L$1.5M for grade students in the district.