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.
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.
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.
Hundreds were killed and thousands were displaced from their homes last week outside of Freetown, Sierra Leone following a massive mudslide.Â Liberiaâ€™s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf briefly visited Sierra Leone to attend the burial of victims of the disaster.
As the first year of the Partnership Schools for Liberia program comes to a close, we at the Ministry of Education are taking stock of the successes from the pilot thus far, and working with both stakeholders across Liberia and international partners to chart the course forward.
Ahead of the end of the first year of its Partnership Schools for Liberia, the Ministry of Education has announced the final allocations of schools for the second year of the program, also known as PSL.
Accepting Liberty Partyâ€™s nomination to contest this yearâ€™s presidential elections, Charles W. Brumskine made some pledges regarding education that appear quite laudable at first glance. However, further scrutiny reveals that Liberty Partyâ€™s education policies are nothing new.
After decades of war and the Ebola crisis eighty percent of the Liberian public education system was destroyed, so the nation needed a fast, effective plan to deliver quality education back to its people.