MOE Begins Plan For Quality Education
– After Nat’l Summit
Following three days of discussion with local and international stakeholders, the Ministry of Education has concluded the 2018 National Education Summit with a view to preparing a detailed plan to upgrade education for all.
The Summit began with a keynote address from President George Manneh Weah, who set the stage quoting Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela who once observed: ‘Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mines that a child of a farm worker can become president of a great nation.’
President Weah added: “We must give every child, every youth of this nation, the same chance, the same opportunity to realise their maximum potential, so that they can contribute to the building of a new Liberia, prosperous and strong.”
In remarks, Education Minister Ansu D. Sonii urged the participants at the Summit to “think big” in their aspirations for Liberia’s youth, according to a release from the Education Ministry.
It said the Summit dwelled on six themes essential to the transformation of the education sector, including Teacher Education & Professionalization; Monitoring, Supervision & Assessment; Learning Environment; Science, TVET & Higher Education; Stakeholder Engagement and Education Financing.
The release said based on deliberations during the Summit with a diverse range of stakeholders, the Ministry of Education is now preparing a declaration outlining its plan for ensuring quality education for all Liberian children.
The declaration will be released in the coming weeks, the release said.