By R. Joyclyn Wea
(The New Republic)
The campus of the D. Twe Memorial High School is said to be turned in the public toilet by residents there, thus subjecting students to unhealthy learning conditions.
The school built in the 1970s during the regime of President William R. Tolbert and named in honor of legendary politician, D. Twe of the Kru tribe is located in New Kru Town, a slum suburb of Monrovia with a population of over 20, 000 inhabitants, most of whom living in shabby zinc sharks without latrine facilities.
The school is currently being threatened by encroaching sea erosion which has destroyed part of the fence. Residents are reportedly taking advantage of, by using the school’s premises as public latrine facility.
Some students told reporters Wednesday that the campus of the institution is being used by citizens residing in the area for latrine since sea erosion destroyed the back of the school fence.
“Due to the pollution of the campus, students are suffering enduring bad condition, especially at the time they are undergoing one month trial test organized by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) on the campus,” he said.
Blamo alleged he has reported the matter to the principle of the school, Edwin Nagbe, and has taken any action on grounds that “as principal, he does not have good face to spot people who are in such habit.”
However, the student council leader called on the Superintendent of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) to quickly intervene in the situation.