Sime Darby Thrills Students

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In an effort to ensure standardization and in keeping with its quest toward the education system of the country, Sime Darby Plantation Liberia (SDPL) continues to thrill students in its school system.

Since its arrival in western Liberia, particularly Grand Cape Mount and Bomi Counties, the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil continues to ensure a comprehensive approach toward its education component as an international company.

The company has since revamped all of the schools in its system and buses have been provided to transport the students to their various campuses at the plantation. Mary’s Meal, the international school feeding organization is also providing school feeding program at the plantation.

The libraries and laboratory for schools at the plantation have been brought to speed to enable students feel the same opportunities being felt in Monrovia.

Speaking to a team of journalists at the plantation over the weekend, the Superintendent of the Sime Darby School System, M. Momolu Kamara expressed happiness that the SDPL school system is now better and the company must be commended for such tremendous efforts.

Kamara said the lone high school in the system has forty (40) teachers with qualification ranging from ‘AA’ to bachelor and master degree levels. He said the system has 121 teachers with over 1700 students in five schools.

Kamara boasted that the school system continues to make excellent mark in the West African Examination Council (WAEC). According to him, the school is free for workers’ children as well as Project Affected Communities (PACs).

The 9th Graders in the system taking their exams were seen smiling in a more relax manner in their well-ventilated classrooms and palava huts.

Speaking on a guarded tour on the campus of the lone high school in the system, the Director-General of the National Bureau of Concession (NBC), Gregory Coleman lauded the company for the level of development being carried out toward the school system and assured the management of the company that the government of Liberia remains committed to insuring the care the company wants.

“We need to ensure you have access to internet, computer and textbooks for the students. You just need to have one standard and should not be two.  I am impress and we need to collaborate to make our system what it ought to be,” the NBC boss said.

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