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Early Child Learning Takes Effect Next Academic Year
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Early Child Learning Takes Effect Next Academic Year
By Calvin Brooks

MONROVIA, April 21 (LINA) - Assistant Education Minister for Early Child Learning has disclosed that implementation of the early child learning policy in schools across the country will begin next academic year.

Madam Felicia Doe-Sumah observed that implementation of the policy is critical to building the Liberian educational system at the foundation level because children should start school at the age of three.

Speaking in an interview with Liberia News Agency recently at the Questionnaire Data Information Seminar for County Education Officers (CEO) and District Education Officers (DEO) held in Monrovia, she told the CEOs and DEOs to create awareness among parents and guardians about the policy.

She explained that the problem of over-age students in school is affecting the growth and development of the nation, noting that while they should be out of school and be working before the age of 25, they are in school up to age 30.

Doe-Sumah said if children start school at the age of three across the country, it would enable them to finish school early and contribute to the rebuilding and development of the nation.

The Assistant Education Minister said government has built schools in almost every village and town in the country, noting that it is the responsibility of parents and guardians to send their children to school.

She pointed out that if children are over-age in school, it poses a problem of national insecurity, because, according to the assistant minister, “the possibility for them dropping out of school is very high and this can lead them to committing crime in the society.”

She emphasized that enforcing the early child learning policy will ensure that children leave school sooner and make their contributions toward the growth and development of Liberia.
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