Deputy House Speaker Hans Barchue has appealed to aggrieved teachers of the Grand Bassa County Community College to exercise restraint as the local authority was doing everything to address their concerns.
The teachers reportedly threatened boycott of classes in demand of arrears owed them by the school. Apart from teachers’ planned boycott of classes, students of the college recently protested unfavorable conditions on the campus.
The students set road blocks on campus, calling for the rehabilitation of the bridge linking the school to the main city of Buchanan. Though the exact amount owed the teachers was not disclosed, Barchue, who is also member of the board, has said that every effort was being exerted to address promptly their concerns.
“These are issues that we need to attach importance to. We need to be reasonable. We need to help each other and raise the expectations of the students and look up to the future,” he said.
Barchue said while they were working to promptly address their concerns, he was calling on teachers to take into consideration their students. “Let also think of the students’ future or else every one of us will be blamed that the money for the school has been made available…”
By Reuben Sei Waylaun