In less than a decade of its existence, Moses Academy in Deepea Water, Western Rural District has become a household name in the community and even beyond as the school rapidly becomes the Academy of the East.
According to Councillor Mohamed Koroma of Ward 394, the performance of the school is highly accepted by the village stakeholders, noting that there is need for other schools to emulate Moses Academy in terms of discipline and good grades in public exams.
Village Headman, Alhaji Ibrahim Sesay described the school as the epicentre of education for pupils in the rural districts. He commended the school authority for making teachers’ salaries available even though the country is going through difficulties due to the Covid19 pandemic.
Proprietor of Moses Academy, Ibrahim Turay said the school explored twenty seven teachers including members of the community. ‘Paying teachers during this pandemic is not an easy task but I had to go all out as a social worker to pay these guys on time irrespective of the pandemic,” Mr. Turay emphasized. He said he established the Primary and Pre-school last September to make provision for the little children whose parent cannot afford to send them to expensive private schools.
According to the Proprietor, the essence of the computer lab is to acquaint pupils with Information Technology and show them how to use computer before they get to the university. The computer lab is solar powered and plans are underway for expansion to accommodate elderly members of the community.
The school’s Administrator, Lamin Kamara has over thirty years’ experience in the teaching field. He told this medium that the school is preparing the children for public exams vigorously so that they can come out with flying colours in the fourth coming exams as 36 will take the WASSCE, 78 for BECE and 22 are being prepared to take the NPSE soon.
With almost five years of existence, Moses Academy will celebrate its fifth anniversary on 21st November this year.
It could be recalled that the Ministry of Education opened schools for them to prepare pupils taking public exams. In spite of the current situation, community members including those in Rebbi Chiefdom are calling on school authorities to allow other classes and forms to go to school. Some schools are compromising the order of the President as for Moses Academy authority; they have distanced themselves from what other schools are doing but stick to the rules.