Cabinet Evaluates Education Sector and Mandates Realistic Actions For Implementation

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Monrovia – After carefully evaluating and analyzing the education sector performance updates, Cabinet mandated a realistic implementation of actionable targets as the nation transitions to improve the quality of learning in the system.

According to an Executive Mansion release, Cabinet received updates on various sectoral reforms in the education systems including the elimination of ghosts’ names on the payroll in collaboration with Civil Service Agency (CSA); identifying unqualified teachers, hiring and training of trainable teachers through the Rural Teacher Training Institutions.

Cabinet was also briefed on the status of the Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) that would allow the Ministry of Education in concert with private operators target 185 schools in 13 counties across the country. Of the 185 schools, 92 were randomly chosen as PSL schools while 93 will become the comparison group.

The partnership would enable the following eight private operators to run, manage and operate selected schools namely: BRAC – 20; bridge – 23; Liberian Youth Network, LIYONET – 14; More than Me – 6; Omega – 19; Rising – 5; Stella Maris – 4 schools; Street Child – 12 schools.

Meanwhile, Cabinet has approved the scope of operation and concept of a series of Community Engagement Forums that will bring government closer to the population through broad-based interactions.

The Forum, according to Cabinet, will serve as a vehicle that will practically allow ordinary citizens, social cum community leaders and civil society organizations to come face-to-face with their leaders through dialogue and in a user-friendly manner in order to appreciate progress, achievements, challenges and the way forward.

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