After a protest by River Cess teachers who had not received salaries shut down public schools in River Cess, education officials in the county are now requiring all teachers to register to receive their salaries through mobile money.
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.
As Christmas nears, the Consortium of Civil Servants in Liberia began a nationwide protest on Monday to demand that the government pay arrears owed to civil servants.
The Liberia Labor Congress has concluded a major three-day leadership meeting in Monrovia to strategize and strengthen the groupâ€™s influence and advocacy in the labor sector.
Cooper writes this as her first sentence in her biography of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was born in 1938. She writes this to help readers outside the country understand how extraordinary it is that a Liberian woman became part of the governing inner circle. She had a successful career in the world of international finance, and then was sworn in as president of a country emerging from a civil war.
It is with sadness that we gather here today to give our official statement on the saga involving the Teachers Association of Liberia and the Ministry of Education on the one hand and the Monrovia Consolidated School System and the MCSS Teachers Union on the other hand.
Public school students in Lower Margibi for more than four hours on Tuesday besieged major entrances near the Roberts International Airport. The students were protesting the absence of teachers in their classrooms for nearly one month.
Over a thousand ghost names have been identified for removal from the Ministry of Educationâ€™s payroll, after the minister concluded vetting 47 percent of its workforce, based in Nimba, Bong, and Montserrado.