Protesting Schools Ordered Closed

first_imgA number of students who demonstrated in Margibi County, vandalized properties and blocked major highways trying to claim government’s attention—all in an effort to see their teachers back in the classrooms—have definitely missed the mark.This is because their action has caused President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to order those teachers who had protested, dismissed, while she promised to deal with students who were part of the demonstrations.An outraged President Sirleaf upon her arrival from the United States at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County yesterday, called on the Ministry of Education (MOE) to close with immediate effect, those schools that carried out the strike actions. She also said that if teachers of those schools were involved, they should be dismissed as well. On Tuesday, protesting students in Unification Town (Smell-No-Taste) near RIA blocked the airport-Monrovia highway demanding the return of their teachers to class.This was preceded by another strike action on Monday, when normal commercial activities and the free-flow of traffic were brought to a standstill in Kakata, Margibi County’s political capital. Those students took to the streets in solidarity with the leadership of the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) demanding the resignations of Minister Werner and MCSS Superintendent Jacobs.The students’ actions, however, turned violent, resulting in ransacking of several public buildings in Kakata. Also, they reportedly vandalized government facilities, including the 13th Judicial Circuit Court, offices of the National Elections Commission, the county’s Service Center and part of the fence that surrounds the Ministry of Education (MOE) facilities in Kakata. As to the fate of the striking students, President Sirleaf said the students’ actions have caused a lot of loses to the government, private citizens, companies and organizations, especially airlines and as such, the students would have to bear the consequences of their actions. “I’m going to instruct the Ministry of Education to close those schools immediately. We are going to ask for those students who were involved in the protest and deal with them,” she declared, adding, “And if there were teachers involved, they too will be dismissed until we see them handle themselves as leaders in the classrooms.”The President indicated that her government will begin a program of discipline in the country, noting, “I heard the news of the students’ strike action while I was in Ghana on Wednesday.”“It was brought to my attention that on Tuesday students blocked the RIA road, our major highway. As a result of that, many people came to their flights by changing from cars to riding on motorbikes, carrying their luggage in their hands and on their heads. Some of them also ended up missing their flights,” she said.The President was concerned because most of the airlines left RIA without taking their required passengers which was a loss to them. Some of the schools to be affected by the President’s pronouncement are the Lango Lappaye High School, E. J. Yancy, the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI) Demonstration School, all in Kakata, and the Harbel Multilateral R. S. Caulfield High School in Harbel and Smell-No-Taste.Although the President’s decision could be referred to as generic because not all of the students in those schools went out to protest, all of them will now bear the same consequences. The Liberia National Police attempted to calm the rising tension when the newly appointed Inspector General, Gregory Coleman, began discussions among the MOE, NTAL and the MCSS Teachers Association to end the hostilities, but the President’s pronouncement might have scuttled those talks.Coleman, during his intervention, said the sporadic blocking of major highways in the country, including the Monrovia-Kakata highway and the RIA-Monrovia highway by protesting students was worrisome.Coleman encouraged the belligerent parties to find ways to get the students to return to their classrooms as soon as possible.He said finding a quick and amicable solution to the standoff was important for the country’s peace and security, and also for the benefit of the innocent students who are victims of the unfortunate situation.Some local radio stations, including the Liberia Broadcasting System, have reported that other than Margibi, some public school students and teachers in Lofa, Gbarpolu, River Cess, and other counties also joined in the demonstrations to demand Werner’s resignation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA: ALL YOUR WEEKEND RESULTS

first_imgCOUNTY DONEGAL RESULTSMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 14-Apr-2013 Cloughaneely 0 – 8 0 – 6 Sean Mac Cumhaill CloughaneelyBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 14-Apr-2013 Four Masters 1 – 11 1 – 11 Gaoth Dobhair Four MastersMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Glenswilly 1 – 4 1 – 4 An Clochán Liath GlenswillyBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 14-Apr-2013 Kilcar 2 – 6 0 – 7 CLG Na Cealla Beaga Kilcar14-Apr-2013 St Michael’s 2 – 11 1 – 5 St Eunans St Michael’sMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 14-Apr-2013 Termon 0 – 7 0 – 2 Buncrana Termon14-Apr-2013 Naomh Muire 2 – 8 0 – 1 Realt na Mara G.F.C The BanksBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Málainn/Malin 2 – 4 0 – 9 Naomh Conaill Connolly ParkMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Naomh Muire 3 – 8 2 – 3 Realt na Mara G.F.C The Banks14-Apr-2013 Termon 3 – 10 1 – 4 Buncrana TermonBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Kilcar 0 – 14 0 – 10 Killybegs Pairc Tamnaigh KilcarMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Glenswilly 2 – 8 1 – 5 An Clochán Liath GlenswillyBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Malin 0 – 5 2 – 11 Naomh Conaill Connolly ParkMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Cloughaneely 0 – 6 1 – 3 Sean MacCumhaills CloughaneelyBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 St Michaels 0 – 4 2 – 5 St Eunans Pairc Naomh MichealMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin 2 – 8 1 – 6 Letterkenny Gaels Naomh Padraig Uisce ChaoinCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 CLG Carndomhnaigh 0 – 2 1 – 5 St Naul’s Carndonagh13-Apr-2013 Naomh Pádraig Leifear 0 – 5 2 – 7 Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon Naomh Padraig LeifearMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Moville 1 – 4 0 – 10 Convoy MovilleCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Naomh Colmcille 1 – 12 0 – 6 Naomh Brid Naomh Colmcille13-Apr-2013 Naomh Columba 2 – 8 2 – 8 Na Dúnaibh/Downings Arús Seán Ó hÉinneMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin 1 – 5 4 – 9 Letterkenny Gaels Naomh Padraig Uisce ChaoinCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Carndonagh 2 – 6 0 – 6 St Nauls CarndonaghMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Na Rossa 1 – 6 1 – 7 Naomh Ultan Na RossaMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Moville 2 – 6 2 – 11 Convoy MovilleCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Naomh Columba 0 – 12 3 – 7 Downings Arús Seán Ó hÉinneMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Na Rossa 2 – 5 2 – 9 Naomh Ultan Na RossaCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Naomh Colmcille 3 – 7 1 – 6 Naomh Brid Naomh Colmcille13-Apr-2013 Fanad Gaels 3 – 13 0 – 6 Red Hughs Pairc Uí ShiailCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Gaeil Fhánada 1 – 11 1 – 8 Red Hughs Pairc Uí ShiailMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Milford 2 – 15 1 – 6 Urris Moyle ParkMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Milford 2 – 7 4 – 10 Urris Moyle ParkCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Naomh Padraig Leifear 3 – 13 0 Aodh Ruadh Naomh Padraig LeifearSenior Hurling LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment10-Apr-2013 Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon 0 – 13 0 – 11 Sean Mac Cumhaill Father Tierney Park10-Apr-2013 Naomh Ádhamhnáin/St Eunan’s 0 – 6 3 – 10 Setanta St Eunan’sDONEGAL NORTHU14 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 Carndonagh 1 – 5 0 Naomh Padraig Lifford CarndonaghU14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 St Michaels 0 1 – 5 Buncrana DunfanaghyMinor League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Glenfin 1 – 9 0 – 5 Fanad Gaels Pairce TaobhoigeU14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Gaoth Dobhair 2 – 1 6 – 6 St Eunans Machaire GathlanMinor League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Downings 4 – 13 2 – 8 Convoy DowningsMinor League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Moville 3 – 17 4 – 5 Malin Moville-Carrick FieldMinor League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Glenswilly 4 – 9 1 – 7 St Michaels Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh Columba12-Apr-2013 Fanad Gaels 0 – 11 0 – 5 Milford Fanad Gaels PortsalonMinor League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Naomh Padraig Lifford 1 – 7 2 – 11 Burt Lifford-Pairc Mac DiarmadaMinor League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Gaoth Dobhair 5 – 14 1 – 6 Cloughaneely Machaire GathlanMinor League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Carndonagh 2 – 6 0 – 5 Red Hughs CarndonaghMinor League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 St Eunans 1 – 12 3 – 5 Sean MacCumhaills O Donnell Park-LetterkennyMinor League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Glenfin 1 – 6 5 – 18 Termon Pairce TaobhoigeU14 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Malin 5 – 6 3 – 12 Carndonagh MalinMinor League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Red Hughs 2 – 10 1 – 8 Burt CrossroadsU14 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Glenswilly 2 – 2 3 – 3 Milford Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh ColumbaU14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 St Eunans 3 – 7 0 – 2 Convoy O Donnell Park-LetterkennyU14 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Burt 4 – 8 0 – 1 Red Hughs Burt-Hibernian ParkU14 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Termon 3 – 5 4 – 11 Fanad Gaels The Burn RoadU14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Buncrana 4 – 9 0 – 6 Gaoth Dobhair Scarvey-BuncranaU14 League Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Robert Emmets 5 – 3 4 – 5 Downings Pairc EimeadU14 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Naomh Padraig Lifford 0 1 – 5 Urris Lifford-Pairc Mac DiarmadaU14 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Cloughaneely 3 – 4 3 – 10 St Eunans B CloughaneelyU14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Sean MacCumhaills 8 – 12 1 – 2 St Michaels Mac Cumhaill ParkU14 League Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Glenfin 3 – 6 4 – 10 Moville Pairce TaobhoigeDONEGAL SOUTHMinor League Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Naomh Conaill 2 – 12 1 – 8 Naomh Sean Naomh ConnaillMinor League Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Na Rossa 1 – 6 2 – 10 Kilcar Na Rossa11-Apr-2013 Bundoran 2 – 10 3 – 10 Ardara BundoranUnder 14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment10-Apr-2013 Kilcar 12 – 7 7 – 6 Bundoran Kilcar09-Apr-2013 Naomh Conaill 4 – 13 1 – 5 CLG Naomh Muire Naomh ConnaillMinor League Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment09-Apr-2013 Dungloe 4 – 12 1 – 7 Naomh Conaill DungloeUnder 14 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Ardara B 0 – 3 6 – 10 Naomh Columba Naomh ColumbaUnder 14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Dungloe 2 – 13 2 – 13 Ardara DungloeUnder 14 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Naomh Brid 3 – 2 5 – 12 Killybegs Naomh Brid08-Apr-2013 Four Masters B 0 – 5 3 – 5 Naomh Ultan Four Masters Reversed Fixture.Game to be played in DunkineelyUnder 14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Aodh Ruadh 4 – 1 7 – 10 Naomh Naille Aodh RuadhGAA: ALL YOUR WEEKEND RESULTS was last modified: April 14th, 2013 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:GAA RESULTSlast_img read more