As I now hand the baton to my successor, Prof. Ansu D. Sonii, I am confident that the Ministry and our education system are in good hands.
The Ministry of Education has applauded the Global Partnership for Education for approving a grant of US$11.9 million to support its education reform program.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued a warning to Education Minister George Werner against derogative comments made on social media.
After years of violence and the crippling impact of Ebola, Liberiaâ€™s education system was in crisis. 35 percent of our young women and 21 percent of our young men could not read a single sentence.
Within Liberian circles on social media in recent weeks, a UNICEF report published last year has resurfaced, claiming that Liberia tops the list of countries with the highest proportion of out-of-school children. Are there really more children out of school in Liberia, a peaceful country, than in Afghanistan and South Sudan, both countries that are actively involved in civil conflicts?
As the controversial Partnership Schools for Liberia initiative enters its second year, a report conducted by the Center for Global Development has revealed that the program is costly to run, although it significantly raised studentsâ€™ learning in its first year, compared with standard public schools.
The Liberian Senate has passed a vote of no confidence in the leadership of George Werner as minister of education.
Members of the Grand Kru Legislative Caucus have blamed the poor performance of students in the county to in adequate supervision on the part of the Ministry of Education.