|Kailahun APC’s Hon. Sahr Tengbeh Builds Classrooms in Kissi Bendu
By Jeneba Kabbah in Koindu
Mar 4, 2014, 17:06
Elders, traditional rulers, women, pupils, teachers, youths and other stakeholders yesterday Monday 3rd March 2014 joined Hon. Sahr Patrick Tengbeh of Constituency 03 to lay the foundation stone for a 2 classroom building at the Kissi Bendu Secondary School at Koindu in the Kissi Teng Chiefdom of Kailahun District. The construction of the two classroom building with a staff room and furniture is estimated at one hundred and ten million leones (Le110,000,000).
In his statement, the APC Member of Parliament said, he was going to finance the construction of the entire building out of his salary. The MP said pupils of the school were in dire need of additional classrooms pointing out that, most of them used to occupy locally make-shift structures within the precincts of the school. “I want to put a stop to your sufferings especially during the rains or under the hot burning sun” he disclosed. Hon. Sahr Patrick Tengbeh noted that the Kissi Bendu Secondary School was a blessing to many adding that it accommodates pupils from Liberia, Guinea and many surrounding villages along the Sierra Leone border.
He said the new classrooms are expected to accommodate forty five pupils since the present classrooms at the Kissi Bendu Secondary School are overcrowded. He informed that as the people’s representative, he was ready to undertake projects that will benefit the majority of his constituents’ not just individual support.
Speaking to our reporter, the Principal of the Kissi Bendu Junior Secondary school, Tommy Tengbeh expressed happiness over the building project. He disclosed that lack of accommodation in that school has contributed immensely to the failure of many pupils in BECE and WASSCE. He said the inadequate seating accommodation in the school forced them to divide the School into two shifts.
“The JSS pupils come in the morning whilst the SSS shift come in the afternoon” he said adding that even under the two shifts, they still need more classrooms.
The JSS School Prefect, John E. Patrick said the school was in dire need of more classrooms. According to him, the project was very timely and if completed soon will improve on the learning and teaching environment. The school prefect went on to say, they need more from Hon. Sahr Patrick Tengbeh to equip their Library, School laboratory and give more scholarships to deprived pupils. He further used this medium to appeal to the Government of President Koroma to send more trained and qualified teachers as he said the school was an international school as it accommodates pupils from neighboring countries.
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