- Search Results
No Quick-Fix To Education Plight.....
Date Uploaded: Apr 02, 2015

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf



No Quick-Fix To Education Plight - Pres. Sirleaf

MONROVIA, April 2 (LINA) -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has admitted that rebuilding the educational system after years of decline “cannot simply be a quick-fix” task.

“It remains an open secret that I am a critic; perhaps too harsh a critic as a result of the disappointment of what is expected,” she said in a nationwide address Wednesday commenting on several issues of national concerns.

“The truth, however, is that…we admit the scarcity of resources and the fact that rebuilding the educational system after years of decline cannot simply be a quick-fix.”

The Liberian leader made it clear that government is determined to address deficiencies in qualified instructors and inadequacies in facilities and instructional materials.

According to her, “we intend to achieve this through consistency in effort, holding all stakeholders, including parents, students, teachers and administrators, accountable, as well as increase resources and support to the educational sector”.

She pointed out that government, stakeholders and partners are also continuing the expansion of youth empowerment programs, especially through technical vocational education and training by which government continues to change the challenging statistics of youth unemployability.

“In this regard, we are strengthening the linkage between concessions and technical and vocational training centers so that we train our people for available jobs,” she said.


latest headlines
‘Decentralizatio One Of Biggest Legacies Of Gov’t’ - Official
Deputy Internal Affairs Minister Varney Sirleaf has described the decentralization program as one of the biggest legacies of the Ellen Johnson Si ...more
Tulay Vows To Ensure Independent LWSC County Sub-Stations
The Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), N. Hun-Bu Tulay, has promised to ensure that all county stations of the ...more
Supreme Court To Hear Argument in Sable Mining Case Friday
The Supreme Court of Liberia will begin hearing argument in the petition for the Writ of Certiorari filed against Judge Yamie Q. Gbeisay, assigne ...more
LWSC Boss Hails AfDB For US$8.3m To Rehabilitate Water Plant
The Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), N. Hun-Bu Tulay, has hailed the African Development Bank (AfDB) for maki ...more
AU Envoy Presents Accreditation To FM Kamara
Foreign Minister Marjon V. Kamara has received the Letters of Accreditation from the new Head of the African Union Liaison Office in Liberia, Mr. ...more
Gov’t Promises To Continue Robust Fight Against Fistula
The Liberian Government has promised to robustly continue the fight against Fistula in the country. ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency