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Werner, Jacobs To Address Wave Of Student Protests Thursday
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 Education Minister George Werner

 

Werner, Jacobs To Address Wave Of Student Protests Thursday
By Prince S. Nagbe

MONROVIA, September 28 (LINA) – Education Minister George Werner and Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) Superintendent Adolphus Jacobs are expected to address the recent wave of protests by some public school students and teachers.

According to authorities of the Ministry of Information, the two education officials are expected speak the MICAT regular press conference in Monrovia on Thursday at 11 a.m.

It can be recalled that on Monday and Tuesday, students from some public schools in Margibi County, specifically Kakata and Harbel, stormed the main streets setting up road blocks demanding that their teachers return to the classroom; a situation that led to property damage.

Teachers, upon the order of their umbrella organization, the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL), have laid down their chalks in certain schools demand of the resignation of Education Minister Werner and MCSS boss Jacobs.

The teachers are accusing Minister Werner of being unable to adequately transform the country’s education sector as promised by him over a year ago, and for also contravening the Education Act of 2011 by privatizing public schools across the
country.

Meanwhile, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, upon her arrival from the United States at the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County on Wednesday, has vowed to close down schools, punish students and dismiss teachers who were involved in the obstruction of normal academic and other activities.
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