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As a way to create conducive learning environment for pupils of the United Methodist School at Mile 91, the UMC Sierra Leone annual Conference has commissioned a six classroom block.
One of the reasons why some children in remote communities drop out of school is as a result of poor infrastructure.
Three years ago UMC School at Mile 91 had more than three hundred pupils.
The condition of the school and the drastic reduction in enrolment urged the UMC mission to construct the six classroom block.
The United Methodist Conference Sierra Leone, Engineer Kip Robinson informs the people that, they received the funding to construct the school from USA. He says they would bring projector and computers to the school to improve learning.
Head teacher of the school, Marian Kadiatu Fornah lauded the benefactors.
The education Secretary UMC, Leonard Ben Gloh says, they have discouraged their members from opening schools under trees or local structures that are not up to standard.
Executive Director of Basic Education, Ministry of Education, Nelson Williams described the building of the school as an opportunity of enrolling more children to school which he said is in line with the government’s policy.
Mr. Williams called on the school administration to avoid overcrowding and ensure pupils start reading before reaching class four.
Even though the people were rejoicing because of the building, SLBC learnt that, the new structure lacks toilet and staff room for teachers.
UMC Engineer Kip Robinson says they have not completed the construction of the toilet and staff room, adding that, they handed over the structure because the school is in dire need of the structure.
Dedicating the building on behalf of the Bishop, the Deen of Bishop Cabinet, Rev. Francis Charley, says, the construction of the school is an indication that his mission is committed to providing quality education.

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