The valedictorian of Cuttington University’s class of 2015, Emmanuel Tar, said he disagrees with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that the educational system in Liberia “is a mess.”
On Thursday approximately 30 graduates of the various Rural Teacher Training Institutes entered the compound of the Ministry of Education to protest. They said the ministry had not fulfilled its obligation to place them in teaching positions since graduating from the institutes.
The Plenary of the House of Representatives has rejected the proposal by Education Minister George Werner to close schools across the country on June 30 and reopen officially in September.
In an effort to revamp the education system, the president recently announced a leadership change in the Ministry of Education. George Werner is set to take over from current education minister, Etmonia David Tarpeh.