Newly Constructed High School to be Dedicated in Royesville

Written by Emmanuel S. King, Jr on .

Right side view of the newly constructed schoolA newly constructed high school complex, the Rebecca James High School will on Friday April 10, 2015 be dedicated in Royesville, Montserrado County.

The school is named in honor of the Late Madam Rebecca James, an immigrant to the United States from the Township of Royesville.

Madam James then a resident of Queens, New York, USA, in her will, left her estate in the USA and committed the proceeds thereof for the construction of a school “for the education of the children of Royesville” through the Liberia YMCA.

The Liberia YMCA in partnership with the International Division of the YMCA of the USA and the Ministry of Education supported this initiative to construct a modern secondary school complex at a cost of US$250,000.

The dedicatory ceremony will take place at 10:00 am in Royesville, Lower Montserrado County. The outgoing Deputy Minister for Instructions, Ministry of Education, Hon. Hawah Goll Kotich is expected to perform the ceremony along with an array of officials of the county and the YMCA. Teachers quarters

Those expected to be attendance include the District #7 Representative, the County Superintendent, and other officials of the Ministry of Education and the Liberia YMCA.

The school named in honor of the benefactor, the late Madam Rebecca James, will complement the government of Liberia’s goal to increase access of students to improved facilities and quality education.

The facility contains six classrooms, library and laboratory rooms, teachers’ quarter and reservoir with power pump to supply water to the facility.