He said seven villages, from Mabenka to Ropolon, had largely relied on the school for the education of their children, adding that the uncompleted school, accommodating about 250 pupils, also lacked furniture, textbooks, among other things.
“These missing necessities are significant requirements for a school to be approved by government. I want to acknowledge the little contributions of community stakeholders to provide some incentives for the entire teaching staff who are not on government voucher”, he said.
Mr Sankoh said even though they had contributed their little resources to provide furniture for the school, those were still insufficient for the number of pupils in the school.
Head teacher of the Bethlehem Mission Primary School, John Murray Bangura, confirmed that the pupils had been quite impressive, adding that their performance at the National Primary School Exams was remarkable.
Mr. Bangura said: “As leaders of the NPSE in the entire Masimera Chiefdom, there is an urgent need for authorities and philanthropists to come to the needs of the school.”
Commissioner of the teacher service commission, Samuel Koroma, said the school was reciprocating, adding that concerted effort was needed for the development of the school.
He urged authorities of the school among other stakeholders to make advances in other to meet the requirement set by the ministry of education for the approval of the school.