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COTAE Conduct Training for Media Partners

As part of ongoing Ebola response efforts, COTAE through the Liberia Economic Journalist Association (LEJA) has conducted a two-day training for media representatives to enhance their reportage in the education sector. The training drilled reporters through the School Reopening Protocols rolled out by the Ministry of Education and also taught them on reporting economic issues arising as a result of the Ebola outbreak.

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Liberia Extends School Reopening Date

Schools in Liberia will not reopen on February 2, rather February 13, according to the government on Friday.

A government release: “The Ministry of Education announces that the registration of students and the preparation for the reopening of schools will continue until February 13, 2015, in order to allow parents and students to better prepare for the reopening of schools.

“Meanwhile, the Ministry will ensure that efforts to create awareness across the country on the safety protocols, logistics, health, and training requirements are in place for the safety of our students and school administrators.

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Senate Recommends March 2nd For Reopening Schools

Daily Observer: (J. Burgess Carter)

The Joint Legislative Committee on Health and Education of the Liberian Senate has recommended that schools in the country reopen on March 2, 2015, instead of the February 2, 2015 as was announced by authorities of the Ministry of Education.

The nine-member joint committee chaired by Senators Peter Coleman for the Committee on Health, and Dallas A.V. Gueh for Education, recommended to the plenary yesterday, that the reopening of schools for instructional purposes be delayed for one month to allow adequate preparation of the facilities, and the delivery of all needed sanitation kits to the 5,181 schools within the Republic of Liberia.

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Ebola: Liberia shuts schools to tackle outbreak


Liberia has quarantined communities and closed schools in the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government trying to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

Security forces in Liberia were ordered to enforce the measures as part of an action plan that included placing all non-essential government workers on 30-day compulsory leave.

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President Sirleaf Launches Ministry of Education Three-Year Operational Plan (2014-2016)

Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has launched the Ministry of Education Operational Plan (2014-2016) with a number of recommendations aimed at improving the education sector of the country.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader made the remarks on Saturday, May 24, when she officially launched the Ministry of Education (MOE) Operational Plan (2014-2016) at the Monrovia City Hall under the theme: “Quality Education for All: Redirecting Our Future.”

Commenting on the proposal proffered by the representative of civil society organizations, Mr. Thomas Doe Nah, that Liberia requires a revolution in the education sector, President Sirleaf said it is necessary in furthering the goals, ideals and plans that had been presented by the MOE in its Operational Plan (2014-2016) by going one step further.

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