The Education NGO Forum, a body of more than 50 local and international organizations working within Liberia’s education sector, has condemned the violence exerted both against and by students of the Monrovia Consolidated School System during a protest on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Accepting Liberty Party’s nomination to contest this year’s presidential elections, Charles W. Brumskine made some pledges regarding education that appear quite laudable at first glance. However, further scrutiny reveals that Liberty Party’s education policies are nothing new.
Recently, education providers, stakeholders, funders and the Government of Liberia, led by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, huddled in Ganta and Monrovia to discuss the future of the much-heralded Partnership Schools for Liberia’s (PSL) “Investing in Education for the Future” Conference.