Observing a first grade lesson at a primary school on Somalia Drive in the capital, Monrovia, it is easy to see that changes need to be made.
Around 50 pupils are in the crowded classroom, some students have to stand because of a lack of chairs. The teacher is having difficulty being heard over the noise and there are not enough teaching resources.
The country’s education system was branded “a mess” in 2013 by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf after all 25,000 high school graduates that year failed to pass the University of Liberia’s entrance examination.
Education Minister George Werner has been looking for a way to make a dramatic change in order to put the country’s schools on a par with others in West Africa. READ MORE OF THIS STORY