6 Students Injured in Collapsed Classroom

first_imgSix students of Liberian government operated Soul Clinic Public School (SCPS) in Paynesville yesterday sustained injuries when their classroom collapsed on them.At about 8:45 a.m. yesterday during the heavy downpour in the area, students in the second grade class felt the school building shake, Vice Principal for Instruction Perry Stevens told the Daily Observer.“Few minutes later,” he quoted the students as saying, “a big sound came from under their feet and the front side of their classroom broke down.”He said one of the girls, aged 14, sustained an injury on her right arm and another sustained “serious injury,” but he did not elaborate.Stevens also told the Daily Observer that Education Minister George Werner and two Ministry of Education officials conveyed the injured students to the ELWA Hospital for treatment.Minister Werner expressed regret and described the situation as sad and unfortunate.Mr. Stevens said classes at the school have been suspended, pending direction from the Ministry of Education. Up to late yesterday, there was no information about the students’ injuries from the hospital.Responding to reactions from the affected students’ parents on the suspension of classes, Stevens appealed to all parties to exercise patience, that due to the heavy downpour, the front of the collapsed building was also flooded.He meanwhile called on the Ministry of Education to work along with the school’s Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) to acquire additional land to expand the school.He disclosed that the school is running three sessions and enrolment for the 2016/17 academic year has increased sharply. According to him, each classroom is now constrained to take 50 students.The additional work on the annex to the school was carried out by the international non-governmental organization, International Relief and Development (IRD). Some parents interviewed yesterday at the school hoped that efforts will be exerted by the Minister of Education, Principal and staff for the early resumption of classes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgMany GAA pundits and supporters have been left surprised after Donegal star Karl Lacey was left out of the nominees for this year’s GAA footballer of the year award.Dublin’s duo Stephen Cluxton and Alan Brogan are nominated along with Kerry forward Darran O’Sullivan.Karl also hasn’t been named in the International Rules squad. He had been injured however. But there is some good news for Donegal.Kilcar’s Mark McHugh is among the youth football nominees along with Dublin’s James McCarthy and Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor.Other hurling award nominees include Donegal’s Niall Campbell and Tyrone’s Damian Maguire in the Lory Meagher Cup player of the year section.Lacey, who is an almost certain to pick up an All-Star, produced an outstanding year for Donegal and appears unlucky not to be in contention for the senior footballer award. However, Dubs keeper Cluxton forced himself into the picture with his scoring heroics during the closing stages of the championship.Brogan’s fine All-Ireland final display appears to have swung the selection committee while O’Sullivan did have a superb year for the Kingdom.NomineesFootballerAlan Brogan (Dublin) Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry)Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)Young FootballerCillian O’Connor (Mayo) James McCarthy (Dublin)Mark McHugh (Donegal)HurlerMichael Fennelly (Kilkenny)Padraic Maher (Tipperary)Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny)Young HurlerLiam Rushe (Dublin)Declan Hannon (Limerick)Pauric Mahony (Waterford)Christy Ring Cup PlayerShane Nolan (Kerry)Eamon Kearns (Wicklow)Nicky Rackard Cup PlayerMartin Finn (London)David Dunne (Louth)Lory Meagher Cup PlayerNiall Campbell (Donegal)Damian Maguire (Tyrone)GAA STAR LACEY LEFT OUT IN COLD FOR FOOTBALLER OF YEAR AWARD was last modified: October 13th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalFOOTBALLER OF THE YEARkarl laceylast_img read more