The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Grand Cape Mount County Senator, Varney Nambi Gboto Sherman, has termed the free tuition policy at publicly-run tertiary institutions as a complete abuse and misuse of the country’s resources. Senator Sherman asserted that there is a serious need that the policy be revisited, because according to him, it lacks purpose and corresponding responsibilities.
After a scrupulous investigation into problems being faced by the state-run Universities of Liberia and other public run tertiary institutions, the Education Committee of the Liberian Senate has identified lapses regarding the decision by President George Manneh Weah to announce free tuition at those institutions.
The Director of UNESCO Regional Office in Abuja, Osuji Otu has said at a forum in the Liberian capital that students have declined greatly when it comes to the sciences, thus leading to failure during public examples. “Science subjects in school has declined, students are more focus on arts,” said Mr. Otu at the start of three days training organized by UNESCO for some 60 science teachers in Liberia on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports has enrolled few rehabilitated at-risk youth, otherwise known as “Zoegos”. They were officially enrolled at the Ministry of Youth and Sports-run Business and Domestic Occupational Training Center (BDOTC) in various disciplines including: Tailoring, Beauty Culture, Front Office, and Cookery.
A Liberian academic currently residing in the United States and an expert on conflict and peace studies, Dr. Sam Wai Johnson, has been announced winner of a prestigious award for authoring an article in Peace Economics Peace Science and Public Policy (PEPS).
Dr. Johnson is from the George Mason University in the US.
In an effort to effectively professionalize and improve the educational system of Liberia, the Ministry of Education has informed all 12th Graders that the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Mock Examination will be administered on tomorrow, Friday, March 29, 2019, commencing 8:00 AM prompt. In a press release, the ministry said all students are cautioned to assemble at their various centers where they have been attending the WASSCE tutorial classes.
President George Manneh Weah has appointed Dr. Laurence Konmla Bropleh as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Grand Bassa County Community College.
Meanwhile, his appointment takes immediate effect.
A Liberian based in the United States of America (USA), who has invested over US$300,000 in a school and road projects within the Soul Clinic Community, has assured students of the Patricia Fumbah Kennedy Elementary and Junior High School of initiating a student exchange program.