As traditional education institutions have sought to ensure that Liberian students continue learning through the COVID-19 pandemic, other organizations that are not traditionally responsible for education have been doing their parts too.
For Liberia, a country previously ravaged by civil war and Ebola, the Coronavirus pandemic has become another major setback for the education sector, as approximately 1.5 million students are now out of school.
The World Bank has partnered with the Liberian government to launch a new effort to improve results at the secondary level of Liberiaâ€™s education system. The project, Improve Results in Secondary Education, otherwise known as IRISE, is a US$47 million effort sponsored by the World Bank through a grant signed with the government in July 2019.
The Ministry of Education has announced new eligibility criteria for senior high school graduates across the country. Going forward, the ministry will now require all senior high school students to pass at least three subjects in the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, or WASSCE, in order to be eligible to participate in formal graduation ceremonies.
As he launched a national reading campaign, Education Minister Ansu Sonii says he wants to make reading a priority in the sector.
The educational NGO, Kids Educational Engagement Project, has announced the launch of a nationwide campaign to encourage reading as a hobby among students in the country.
On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the University of Liberia graduated a record 3,673 students at its Centennial Commencement Convocation. The graduates represented 39 degree-granting programs, seven undergraduate colleges, eight graduate programs, and three professional schools.
A Liberian representative, Gbovadeh Gbilia, has been elected vice chair on the Education Commission of UNESCO at the organizationâ€™s just ended 40th Conference meeting in Paris, France.