Minister Sonii Vows to Improve Liberia Educational System


By Washington Tumay Watson –

MONROVIA-Education Minister, Ansu Sonii has vowed to improve the quality of Liberian educational system from being a best mess to a better learning environment.

It can be recalled that Liberia’s former President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during her administration described the educational system as a mess.

The than president’s attribution to the educational system followed the review of the status of the country’s educational system during a cabinet retreat coupled with  the University  of Liberia entrance results  that  showed massive failure.

With the statement from former president Sirleaf, tinted   the country’s educational image both nationally and internationally.

But speaking on State Radio last Tuesday, Minister Sonii said with the support from President George Weah and Finance & Development Planning Ministry a robust plan to improve the image of the country educational system from the mess to quality a best system.

He said the availability  of qualify  teachers, the up grading  of  the curriculum, the improvement  of  the infrastructure  development  of  the various public  schools  across  the country  are things put into place  by him and his team at the Ministry of Education to ensure   that the educational system meets its  full stander compare  to other nations in the region.

Minister Sonii furthered that they have upgraded the various Rural Teacher Training Institutions across the country.

This, according to him, will afford teachers who are not up to stander to upgrade  their standing.

The Liberian educational Boss emphasized that those volunteer teachers who will replace the retirees must meet the qualification before placing them on government’s payroll.

He pointed out that the early child divisions, primary and secondary are up to date under his administration.

Speaking additionally, Minister Sonii said the administering of the 3rd and 6th graders West African Council Exam is to prepare the students for their 9th and   12th grade exams.

Minister Sonii said  for both  the third and six graders  who took  the WAC E,  even a student fails in it , he or she  passes  in  the school,  will be promoted.

He narrated that plans are ongoing to not promote any student who will not make a pass two of the subjects in 9th grade WACE.

Minister Sonii noted that as part of the Ministry’s efforts to improve in the quality of education, the Government has secured funding to purchase 16 vehicles for the County Education Officers and Motorbikes for the districts Education Officers, mostly those in the rural areas.

He said presently the Ministry is working with the Public Procurement Concession Commission to get all of the relevant documentations to purchase those vehicles and motorbikes for effective supervision and monitoring.

Minister Sonii moreover used the time to praise president Weah for his efforts to ensure that youthful populates get the rightful education across the country.

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