New Middle Level School Dedicated in Monrovia

first_imgA new middle level school (K1-8th grade) with international standards was over the weekend dedicated in Monrovia to complement the Ministry of Education (MOE’s) efforts to take the country’s education system from “mess to best.”The Cyber-Ed Christian School of Excellence (CSS), which operates on the motto, “Striving for Excellence in Learning and Life,” is a private international school based on Christian principles, according to the founder, Soni Karnga Williams.Mrs. Williams is not alone in the running of the school. She works with her co-founder, Michelle Wento, and a partner, Dr. Clarice Kulah. To ensure that the school achieves its objective of maintaining international standards, the three Liberian women have hired highly qualified instructors, including J. Emmett Chapin. Mr. Chapin, a Liberian, was referred to by CSS administration as the “pioneer” teacher, because about two years ago he was one of those who started the process that led to Friday’s dedication. Other instructors are Emmanuel Carford, a science teacher, Nada Gorsaka London, self-contained K-Classes teacher and Tomah Kennedy a Liberian responsible for first graders. Defang Gladys, a Cameroonian, will teach Bible and French, Amelia Richards serves as Assistant Administrator and a teacher for Arts and Crafts, and Mercy Jackson is assigned to teach Language Arts. “We utilize technology based online educational programs as well as the arts and more traditional methods to teach Kindergarten to 8th core curriculum that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the development of strong communication skills,” founder Williams explained.“This blended and holistic approach to education,” Williams said, “allows our students to successfully compete with their counterparts in the rest of the world and develop a lifelong love of learning in academics and the arts.”The goal of CSS is to help catapult Liberia into the 21st century by offering students the opportunity to acquire the highest quality education in a rich environment of challenging courses.“Our flexible approach utilizes a combination of animated lessons and interactive activities through web-based programs and the arts to make learning dynamic and fun,” Dr. Kulah interjected.She said CSS’s mission is to help each child come into confident possession of his/her innate talents, acquire the skills needed for success in college anywhere in the world, and establish values that will allow him/her to be a God fearing, disciplined, self-confident contributor to the advancement of his/her community. CSS philosophy is based on the core beliefs that the Bible is God’s written word which is infallible and authoritative and is the only rule for Christian faith and conduct, and the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

B.C. First introduces agriculture platform

first_imgB.C. First Agricultural Advisor Arthur Hadland, who currently farms in the Baldonnel area in the North Peace, says the province is uniquely positioned to achieve agricultural self sufficiency in a short period of time.Hadland says that province has some of the best farmlands in the world. He says the key to success is ensuring practices which sustain farmlands and support a diversity of products are encouraged.Delaney also expresses concerns regarding genetically modified foods. He says that the use of GM foods will need to be investigated and legislations may need to be introduced, to protect the health of British Columbians and the provincial agriculture industry. A new policy has been proposed by the B.C. First party which focuses on local food production and self sufficiency.The proposed policy, released Sunday, is titled the B.C. First Agriculture and Land Policy. The policy focuses on increasing consumer’s ability to purchase locally produced foods, while also decreasing mass food production.- Advertisement -The policy will include a variety of guidelines, including allowing meat to be butchered and processed locally and to enhance local farming and meat production through the consumption of naturally grown products.The proposal also stresses the importance of establishing a panel to investigate food production, importing and the use of genetically modified foods (GM foods). The party also outlines how it wants to encourage the preservation of farm lands.The party considers it important to increase the production, distribution and consumption of locally grown agricultural products and hopes to increase the current rates from 50 to 85 per cent within the next 15 years.B.C. First spokesperson Chris Delaney says the policy is designed to stimulate and enhance more natural food production methods and increase the diversity and amounts of food produced in the province.Advertisementlast_img read more