River Gee County Senator Conmany Wesseh saysEducation Minister Professor Ansu Sonii is reportedly bastardizing the entire education system with what he described as petty politics in the country.
Addressing a news conference Tuesday at his Capitol Building office in Monrovia, Senator Wesseh alleged that the Education Ministry, under the direct supervision of Professor Sonii, is reportedly getting involved in unprofessional activities and wrongly and unfortunately politicizing the government’s institution.
According to the River Gee Senator, many classroom teachers were removed from the national payroll without replacement, adding that recruitment processes to replace the removed teachers are yet to be made clear to the Liberian Senate; something he said is making their constituents to believe that their lawmakers are not making efforts to address their plights.
Senator Wesseh further alleged that
authorities at the MOE are also dismissing local county officials for not bearing identification cards of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change; something that he noted is damaging the image of the Ministry of Education.
He also stressed they, as Senators, are personally paying some teachers who normally complain to them for being removed from the payroll, including others who are still on the payroll but are not receiving their salaries from government.
According to him, since those issues were raised to the Education Ministry, Professor Sonii and his able deputies are yet to provide redress.
“We cannot whip the Ministers who assured us to implement some demands which citizens are questioning us, contrary to their plights, we are working and engaging the Ministers.” Sen. Wesseh noted.
Meanwhile, the River Gee County Senator also wants Minister Ansu Sonii to appear before members of the Liberian Senate to among other things, address the hack in school fees across the country.
Senator Wesseh further noted that parents are complaining all over the place about huge school fees charged by schools across the country; something that according to him, is impeding on the registration of other students whose parents cannot afford such fees.