TEACHERS

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“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.” –A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Principal Joe Konia Kposowa

Name: Joe Konia Kposowa (Principal at Bumpe High School)
University: Salem College, West Virginia, Ashland Thelogical Seminary Ohio, U.S.A
Teaching Subjects(s): Christian Religious Knowledge
Spouse/Children names: Mary/Hindo, Jeneba, Saffie
Years teaching: 36 years

Why or what made you choose to become a teacher?
To enable me to work with young boys and girls.
What are some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of BUMPE HIGH SCHOOL?
Teachers: Nine teachers not receiving salaries from government, Not enough teaching and learning materials.
Students: Some students can’t afford school charges, do not have required text books, poor living conditions.
Apart from being an educator, what is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
1. To be able to help those that are in need 2. contact old or ex-pupils and appeal to them to help students who find it difficult to pay school charges. 3. To help establish a vocational institution for students who may find it difficult to enter university or other higher institution of learning 4. To help develop and ex-change program between our students and those in U.S.A.

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Ishmael Sannoh

Name: Ishmael Sannoh
University: Eastern Polytechnic/Njala University
Teaching Subjects(s): History/Govt./Social Studies
Spouse/Children names: Married/Nil
Years teaching: 7 years

Why or what made you choose to become a teacher?
To develop my country by helping to educate my fellow citizens.
What are some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of BUMPE HIGH SCHOOL?
1. Learning and teaching materials like printing machines and photocopying machines 2. More classrooms for students 3. Staff accommodation
Apart from being an educator, what is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
1. Political goal 2. Trading (Business)

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Abdulah Sesay

Name: Abdulah Sesay
University: Freetown College of management and Accounting
Teaching Subjects(s): Business management and Religious and Moral Education
Spouse/Children names: Alusine Sesay
Years teaching: 2 years

Why or what made you choose to become a teacher?
I choose to become a teacher because I want to impact the knowledge that I have got through the years of schooling to your younger brothers and sisters in the world of academia so that they can become better people in future. And have respect for the profession so that some of them will also take our foot step of becoming a teacher.
What are some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of BUMPE HIGH SCHOOL?
Low salary payment of teachers and poor leaving atmosphere of the pupils in the compound.
Apart from being an educator, what is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
To become a successful business man.

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Patrick Michael Saffa

Name: Patrick Michael Saffia
University: Institution – Bumpe Farm School
Teaching Subjects(s): Agricultural Science
Spouse/Children names: Mrs. Hawa Saffa
Years teaching: 1971 to date

Why or what made you choose to become a teacher?
I lost both parents and there was no other person to assist me; so I decided to become a teacher more especially in the agricultural sector. Before that time my aim was focused on production and I am happy because I am teaching AND I am putting it in practice.
What are some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of BUMPE HIGH SCHOOL?
The major problem I feel is student fees and the others are infrastructure (staff houses) more classrooms. Teachers should be encouraged by the parents to help the principal to assist the teachers who are not on payroll.
Apart from being an educator, what is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
To embark on agriculture to feed the community and the population of the Bumpe Ngao Chiefdom. I have in mind to produce protein foods for the community and the chiefdom people sock as poultry and piggry.

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Mr. Saspo Kappia

Name: Mr. Saspo Kappia
University: W.A.S.S.C.E
Teaching Subjects(s): Chemistry, Physics and Integrated Science
Spouse/Children names: Single
Years teaching: 1 year

Why or what made you choose to become a teacher?
The reason why I choose to become a teacher because I was ones inspired by my father who was a teacher in this school. So I love to also do the same help as an ex-student of the school.
What are some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of BUMPE HIGH SCHOOL?
Mass among the students their parents are very poor to provide for their schooling. The environment of teachers by government is not encouraging.
Apart from being an educator, what is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
To become a medical doctor.

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Idrissa Bockarie

Name: Idrissa Bockarie
University: Bontel
Teaching Subjects(s): Matas/Sc. Core/Biology/Health Science
Spouse/Children names: Married/Mohamed jr., Mimu, Joseph
Years teaching: 11 years

Why or what made you choose to become a teacher?
Like to impact knowledge in children to help them be future contributors to development.
What are some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of BUMPE HIGH SCHOOL?
1. Distance for some students to come to school 2. Salaries of Teachers (Not proportional to standard of living 3. Accommodation for both teachers and students 4. School fees for students 5. Learning and teaching materials
Apart from being an educator, what is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
1. Seeing students making good grades in public exams 2. Past students been contributors to national development 3. A healthy environment to live in 4. After work (Retirement), seeing myself living a peaceful life in a well established home.

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Mr. M. Nallo

Name: Mr. M. Nallo
University: Milton Margai College of Education and Technology Freetown
Teaching Subjects(s): Social Studies, Business Studies, Mende
Spouse/Children names: Single/No children
Years teaching: 4 years

Why or what made you choose to become a teacher?
I choose to become a teacher because I have always seen myself as an educator or someone who has always wanted to impact knowledge to others.
What are some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of BUMPE HIGH SCHOOL?
Some children in Bumpe High School have to walk a very long distance such as four or five miles to attend school as a result they find it very difficult to come to school every day and to even concentrate due to the long distance they cover. Moreover, some teachers have taught for many years without salary. Also some are living in a dilapidated quarters that are not good for human habitation.
Apart from being an educator, what is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
Apart from being an educator I may like to become an administrator in the future and this can only be achieved after I shall have furthered or improved on my qualification. Thus I may like to pursue my degree program or programs.

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Mohamed A. Koker

Name: Mohamed A. Koker
University: Njala University (U.SL)
Teaching Subjects(s): English Language and Geography
Spouse/Children names: Angella & Theresa/No children
Years teaching: 35 years

Why or what made you choose to become a teacher?
I want to assist and educate the children of Sierra Leone and where possible, other children from other countries as well.
What are some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of BUMPE HIGH SCHOOL?
Teachers, especially in rural areas are not given incentives by current education departments.
Apart from being an educator, what is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
I want to make sure that all human right issues are guaranteed to be solved here.

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Edward M.L. Samking

Name: Edward M.L. Sam-king
University: Njala University
Teaching Subjects(s): History, Government, English
Spouse/Children names: Mrs. Hakia Sam-king/Edward Jr., Umu, Sao, Bintu
Years teaching: 25 years

Why or what made you choose to become a teacher?
To be able to impact knowledge to children so that they in-turn will become useful people in society thus developing them their various communities, the country and the world at large.
What are some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of BUMPE HIGH SCHOOL?
-Low salary -Lack of office equipment -Poor health facilities -Not enough structures to accommodate pupils -Learning and teaching materials -Low standard of living
Apart from being an educator, what is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
Housing accommodation, Transportation to help ease the work, and to achieve good medical condition.

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Francis Daniel Kposowa

Name: Francis Daniel Kposowa
University: IPAM – University of Sierra Leone
Teaching Subjects(s): Mathematics, Financial Accounting&Computer
Spouse/Children names: Satta Momoh/Nyalima F. Kposowa
Years teaching: 3 years

Why or what made you choose to become a teacher?
I have a passion for it, and I just love teaching others the knowledge I know.
What are some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of BUMPE HIGH SCHOOL?
The challenge of students paying school fees to continue school till completion, challenge of understaff and challenge of meeting their needs, having appropriate materials especially books and others to teach effectively and efficiently.
Apart from being an educator, what is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
I wish to travel to the States and be a business person.

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John Samba

Name: John Samba
University: Bonthe Technical Training College
Teaching Subjects(s): Economics, Commerce, Financial Accounting
Spouse/Children names: Hannah/Magoalene, Jeawoma, Mathor
Years teaching: 7 years

Why or what made you choose to become a teacher?
I admired one of my teachers when I was in school. He taught me Economics so I decided that one day I would also like to be a teacher.
What are some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of BUMPE HIGH SCHOOL?
Some challenges facing students at Bumpe High School is that most students do not have textbooks to do some research for themselves. Challenges facing the teachers, as for me I have taught in this school for the past seven years and still hot on payroll.
Apart from being an educator, what is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
My personal goal that I would like to achieve at the end of the day is to see my students who are doing Economics-Commerce to have good grades in the West African School Certificate Examination.

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Fomba Gabboc Fomba

Name: Fomba Gabboc Fomba
University: Eastern Polytechnique College Kenema
Teaching Subjects(s): Physical Health Education/Home Economics
Spouse/Children names: Singne
Years teaching: 4 years

Why or what made you choose to become a teacher?
The reason for me becoming a teacher is that teaching field is a professional area, and also it is a capacity building area.Teaching also help to educate the nation and also eradicate illiteracy in the country.
What are some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of BUMPE HIGH SCHOOL?
Some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of Bumpe High School are majority of the teachers teaching in this school are not on payroll and they commute from long distances so they find it difficult to upgrade themselves financially.
Apart from being an educator, what is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
Apart from being an educator my personal goal I would like go achieve in life is become an outstanding man in the development of my nation.

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Tamba E. Danda

Name: Tamba E. Dauda
University: M.M.T.C
Teaching Subjects(s): Mathematics/Geography
Spouse/Children names: Kona/Kai
Years teaching: 39 years

Why or what made you choose to become a teacher?
I love teaching.
What are some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of BUMPE HIGH SCHOOL?
Learning materials are not enough, fees for the pupils are hard to come by, some pupils stay far away from the school and they find it difficult to come to school early. To return home after school is a problem.
Apart from being an educator, what is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
To rear animals in my old age.

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Joseph S. Sandy

Name: Joseph S. Sandy
University: Njala University & College
Teaching Subjects(s): Biology, Integrated Science
Spouse/Children names: Mrs. Lucy B. Sandy/Joseph, Jaioh, Josephine, Elita
Years teaching: 24 years

Why or what made you choose to become a teacher?
Initially, that was the only way to continue with my education since going to a teacher training college was for free and that with a teacher qualification you would easily get hired to a job.
What are some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of BUMPE HIGH SCHOOL?
Inadequate number of teachers in the school, payment of teachers not on government payroll, lack of football vests, kits, etc. for the different teams in the school, Inadequate sporting equipment in the school, school fees for the children not forth coming.
Apart from being an educator, what is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
An agricultural form to mange piggry and poultry.

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Dennis Sellu Lassie

Name: Dennis Sellu Lassie
University:
Teaching Subjects(s):
Spouse/Children names:
Years teaching:

Why or what made you choose to become a teacher?
It’s because I was born as a teacher, and I was taught by my parents, and I love teaching.
What are some of the challenges facing both the students and the teachers that are essential to the progression of BUMPE HIGH SCHOOL?
The basic needs in teaching and learning are some of our problems.
Apart from being an educator, what is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
To be a head of my family, and live a good life.
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