An annex to the Yanquoi Bee Elementary and Junior High School in Palala, Bong County has been dedicated in Palala, Kpaii District in Bong County. The project, which costs more than one- hundred, fifty three thousand United States Dollars, now gives the school a high school status. Speaking at the dedicatory ceremony, Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy urged the Ministry of Education to provide the necessary capacity for the smooth operations of the school.
According to the Superintendent, currently the education office in the county is using commercial press to print out documents, describing the situation as very embarrassing and disheartening. She called for proper supervision of the educational system, especially outside Monrovia. The Bong County Superintendent noted that it wouldn't be proper for school authorities to keep complaining about instructional materials.
Also Speaking, Assistant Education Minister for Student Personnel services commended the county authorities for the bold step taken to construct the annex, acknowledging that authorities of the county have buttressed the efforts of the Ministry of Education.
Minister Wilson Gaye expressed the ministry's readiness to fully support schools, especially the newly elevated Yanquoi Bee High school, which will now bring relief to school goers in Kpaii District as many of them completing junior high education have to move to Gbarnga or elsewhere to complete high school amid economic hardship.
Despite the commendation for the county authorities for the construction of the school in the area, there remains serious argument over the total cost of the six-class room annex, which also has three offices. Some argued that the cost of the building needs to be critically investigated, owing to the inflation of county projects by officials, including the county Legislators.
When the cost of the building was announced during the dedicatory ceremony in Palala recently, there were uproars outside the hall, with a call on authorities to be honest to their consciences. The project, which began about three years ago, was initiated by former Bong County Superintendent Lucia Herbert.