BWI Principal: 200 Students to Face Expulsion

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KAKATA, Margibi – After reports that at least 200 students from the Booker Washington Institute failed more than four subjects, several pupils are facing expulsion.

BWI Principal, Harris Tarnue said the academic performance of students was declining and he noted that his administration would not hesitate to enforce a provision in the student handbook that allows the institute to expel students who fail more than four subjects.

“Many students have become delinquent this academic year and they are likely to get a notice of never to return,” Tarnue said. “I told the students that the school’s rule will be fully implemented.”

Tarnue noted that even though BWI is a technical and vocational institution, it will not compromise its academic excellence, as graduates coming out of the institution should be in the capacity to prove themselves to be academically and morally fit.

“It’s a pleasure for us to expel students but we want to challenge the parents to advise their children to be studious and law abiding,” Tarnue noted.

Meanwhile, the chairman of BWI board of governors, Jackson Paye, has expressed disappointment over the unruly behaviors of students, and he challenged the administration to curb the situation by putting in place punitive actions for violators.

Paye told reporters that as chair of the board, he would support the administration to do their best in working on student behaviors. He noted that discipline was a hallmark of the pre-war BWI.

Featured photo by Emmanuel Degleh

Emmanuel Degleh

Emmanuel has over a decade of experience working as a community radio broadcaster. He is the Margibi correspondent for the Liberia Broadcasting System and currently the acting president of the Margibi Journalist Association. Emmanuel is also a member of the Press Union of Liberia and a 2016 Internews Health Journalism Fellow.

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