Because early childhood education is the foundation or cornerstone of any higher education, a Liberian educator is pleading with the national government and stakeholders to prioritize it.
Mr. G. Sebastian Gaye, Director of the Trumpet of Praise (TOP) International School, stated that the Liberian government must prioritize teacher training in early childhood education in order to develop the country’s educational sector and bring it up to par with other nations.
Mr. Gaye, who is also one of the founders of TOP International School, delivered these remarks over the weekend at the school’s 17th anniversary celebration.
“We want to call on the national government to place emphasis on the training of teachers because this group of people is the foundation for every education process because taking care of kids is something extremely difficult,” said Mr. Gaye.
“And so we want to encourage the national government to place serious emphasis on manpower development so as to get our kids prepared early,” he asserted.
And as the TOP International School is envisaged to be a second-to-none institution of learning, Mr. Gaye disclosed plans for the elevation of an additional annex to bring in more facilities.
Founded in 2005, following barely nine years of the establishment of the church, Trumpet of Praise Tabernacle, the TOP International School currently operates two key branches in Fiamah in Sinkor, Monrovia, and in Pipeline in Paynesville, outside Monrovia. The school operates from nursery up to 8th grade.
At the end of the current academic year (2021–2022), we will start the elevation of another annex for additional classes, a library, a playground, and a reading room for our kids, Gaye revealed.
We will be calling on the public, national government, parents, guardians, and well-wishers to come and grace the occasion marking the groundbreaking for the construction of this annex. We want to extend the school to ninth grade and, in the future, extend it to senior high, “the TOP International School Director, among other things, added.