Education Stakeholders in Nimba County have met for the first time in several months in Sanniquellie City, to discuss the status of the sector.
The Education Watch Forum that brought together the Stakeholders was organized by the Coalition for Transparency and Accountability in Education (COTAE) and is part of activities funded under the LAVI improving Education through Democracy project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI).
According to Melvin Suah, a local journalist in Nimba, several officials of the Nimba County Education System including the County Education Officer, District Education Officer of Sanniquellie Mah, Education Board Chairman and the Supervisor of the Alternative Education made presentations.
Others were the Principal of the Sanniquellie Central High School and the Non-governmental Organization the Special Emergency Relief Activities to Restore Children Hope (SEARCH).
Speaking on behalf of the CEO, the Administrative Assistant Stanley Tozoe disclosed that since the commencement of the 2018/2019 academic School year, the national office is yet to make a provision of logistics or stationary to any public schools in the County.
Tozoe indicated that Nimba County has over 669 Schools, and the only vehicle available to the CEO office for monitoring and supervision has lived its usefulness.
Held under the team “More 4 Education Advocacy Campaign”, the forum was intended to improve teaching quality and classroom relevance through strengthening communication, engagement and information sharing among education Stakeholders to advocate for quality education as well promote citizens participation in advocating for 20% increment in national budget for education by 2019.
Over 60 participants including civil society actors and members of the media, attended the Friday, September 14, 2018 forum at the Administrative Building in Sanniquellie City, Nimba County.