CFL Graduates 30 Primary School Teachers

first_imgKolor with some graduates after the occasion.The Christian Foundation-Liberia (CFL), a humanitarian organization, on January 21 graduated 30 in-service teachers, who had been undergoing training for the past 10 months.The teachers, who were declared qualified and trained to teach primary school level  by executive director James G. Kolor, obtained grade “C” certificates in teaching.He said the training was conducted in two localities – Ganta (cluster one) and Saclepea (cluster two) – in line with government’s set  curriculum for teacher education.Since its establishment in 2006, Kolor said CFL has trained over 2,000 Liberians to be proficient teachers.He said, the intention of CFL is to ensure that there are qualified teachers in classrooms to take the education system from where former President Sirleaf once described as a “mess” to best.Recently, the CFL graduated 68 teachers in Grand Gedeh County as part of the same In – Service Teacher Training Program.The guest preacher, Rev. Eleazer Gbengar, challenged the graduates to put acquired skills to practice and try to bring about change in the school system.He said although it can be very difficult for teachers, they should, however, be mindful how they deal with students, and stop taking bribes, even in the form of test fees.“Taking bribes from students breeds corruption and if it continues we will not see any change in our society,” warned Rev. Gbengar.“Sometimes, people will tell you something negative when you try to bring about a change in the attitude of the students. Just be focused and note that change can begin with one person,” he admonished.The graduation which took place in Saclepea was attended by scores of education officials and other local government authorities.Executive director Kolor urged the new government to appoint people who know the education system in Liberia and have passion for the job to serve as minister and deputies in the Education Ministry.He said most of the past ministers were not acquainted with the situation teachers and students are faced with in the hinterland, “so as a result, some of the policies they made could not help the education system move from ‘mess’ to best.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pochettino rues Foyth omission ‘mistake’

first_img0Shares0000Mauricio Pochettino is frustrated by the absence of Juan Foyth for the Inter Milan showdown © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 27 – Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham’s transfer market mistakes forced him to make the painful decision to leave promising defender Juan Foyth out of his Champions League squad.Foyth has broken into Pochettino’s side in recent weeks, starting the last three Premier League games and scoring the winner at Crystal Palace. But the 20-year-old Argentine will miss Wednesday’s do or die Champions League clash with Inter Milan as he was not included in the club’s 25-man squad for the tournament.Foyth was omitted as Tottenham have 20 “non-locally trained” players in their squad and are only allowed to name 17, so he was one to be sacrificed.Tottenham boss Pochettino concedes that decision was a consequence of the club’s inability to sell any of their foreign players or sign any English replacements in the close-season.Tottenham become the first team in Premier League history not to sign anyone during the summer transfer window.“I’m so disappointed from the beginning because it’s not only him but Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Vincent Janssen are out of the squad in the Champions League and that’s so painful,” Pochettino told reporters on Tuesday.“It’s a mistake that we made that at this level of football we cannot repeat again. For different reasons we need to find solutions before the start of the season.“I told you we need English players, but it was impossible. Of course now that is the problem and it’s so painful to have players out of the list.“Now we’re going to finish the group stage and then we hope in March we can do a new list and include him in the list for the Champions League.”Tottenham will have to keep alive their bid to reach the Champions League last 16 without Foyth.That won’t be easy as the Italians have already beaten Tottenham in the group stage at the San Siro.– Difficult situation –Pochettino’s team will go out if they fail to beat Inter at Wembley and he has called for a big performance from Dele Alli to take the qualification battle to the final group game in Barcelona next month.Alli scored in Tottenham’s impressive win against Chelsea on Saturday and Pochettino admits the England midfielder performs as his best when the stakes are highest.“You know Dele, he loves a challenge, every single game,” he said.“He is a winner, his mentality is that he gets bored quick when he doesn’t feel the pressure and challenge.“But when he is with opposition and with pressure he is unbelievable. He is a competitor, he loves this type of game, he loves to compete in a difficult situation.”Tottenham were 12 minutes away from being knocked out before their late comeback against PSV Eindhoven in their previous Champions League game.Dele Alli ‘loves this type of game,’ said his manager as Tottenham prepared for a must-win Champions League game against Inter © AFP / Glyn KIRKPochettino, whose side are three points behind second placed Inter, acknowledges there is no margin for error.“It is going to give us hope or give us a different reality that we cannot fight to get through,” he said.“It is a decisive game, it is a must-win game.“When people say something is going to be difficult, I am so excited to show it is possible to do.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more