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National Coordinator Nah calls for education revolution

Madame President, Members of the legislature, members of the diplomat corps, officials of government, colleagues from national and international NGOs, members of the media – ladies and gentleman.

Liberia  has experienced all sorts of revolutions, but today Liberia requires a revolution in education.

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Using Technology to Address Liberia’s Education and Teacher’s Deficit

This week the news has been all about the nearly 25,000 Liberian High School Graduates that failed the University of Liberia entrance exam, with officials saying they did not have a basic grasp of English.   I am sure they also don’t have a basic grasp of Reading, Math, Science or Literature.

As gloomy as the education system in Liberia looks at the moment, hope is on the Horizon.  The ACE submarine cable network became a reality on January 18, 2013 and the recent approval by the Government of Liberia to provide the sovereign guarantee necessary for LIBTELCO to acquire the funds needed to construct the country's first Metropolitan Fiber Ring, should place Liberia in position to begin to utilize the technology to help the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration make the dream of e-Education a reality.

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Liberia students all fail university admission exam

Liberia's education minister says she finds it hard to believe that not a single candidate passed this year's university admission exam. Nearly 25,000 school-leavers failed the test for admission to the University of Liberia, one of two state-run universities.  The students lacked enthusiasm and did not have a basic grasp of English, a university official told the BBC.  Liberia is recovering from a brutal civil war that ended a decade ago.

 

Education Conundrum – are more Community Colleges the Solution?

How can we be establishing more colleges when we say the education system is a mess?  Who are going to attend these colleges? Would it be students that possess six-grade level education?  I cannot help sighing in jest.  What has happened to decision-makers in the Executive and Legislative Branches of our Government? Are they living on a different planet? Are they just politicizing policies to meet their own narrow self-interest?

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Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee Criticizes Liberia's Education System

A prominent Liberian, Madam Leymah Gbowee, has criticized Liberia's Education System, terming it as "poor". Madam Gbowee, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, asserted that the education system of Liberia is appalling as compared to other countries across the African Continent.

Madam Gbowee, President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf and Tawakkol Karman of Yemen were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in the Norwegian capital, Oslo in 2011. She made these comments on Friday, June 14, 2013 at a news conference held at the head offices of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa in Congo Town, outside Monrovia.

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