Since the end of the Christmas and New Year break, public schools in River Cess have not reopened, as some teachers in the county are demanding the payment of five-month salary arrears they say the government owes them.
A Liberian representative, Gbovadeh Gbilia, has been elected vice chair on the Education Commission of UNESCO at the organization’s just ended 40th Conference meeting in Paris, France.
A major education sector stakeholder conference has been announced in Monrovia by the Ministry of Education as part of an annual system-wide review of the sector.
Teachers from the Monrovia Consolidated School System have acknowledged receiving their salaries for the months of July, August, and September after their plight was brought to the nation’s attention due to a protest by students.
BRAC Liberia, a Bangledeshi-originating NGO, has announced a partnership with the government to implement an early learning program in Bomi and Gbarpolu.
The state’s response to the Monrovia Consolidation School System students’ October 15 protest will fuel tensions that will threaten the very state’s commitment to sustain peace.
Several students attending public schools in Monrovia were injured on Tuesday after officers of the Liberia National Police strongly responded to what was becoming a violent protest.
The Ministry of Education says it has suspended the county education officers of Margibi, Nimba, and Montserrado for their failure to exercise proper oversight over schools charging unauthorized fees.