Liberia’s Education Ministry To License Classroom Teachers -Official

Flash Back: A primary school teacher with his students

(LINA) – The Ministry of Education ( MoE) has disclosed plans to license teachers in Liberia in order to regulate their performance in the classroom.

Appearing on a local radio talk show Tuesday in Monrovia, Deputy Education Minister for Planning, Research and Development, Alton V. Kesselly, said the move to license teachers in the country was necessary as it will help drive teachers to become more dedicated and committed to their profession.

Mr. Kesselly said he believes that if such a decision is taken by the Ministry, it will help to both monitor the performance of teachers in the classroom and guide them against any act that will undermine or violate the ethics of the profession.

It can be recalled that the Ministry of Education recently hosted an Education Summit in Kakata, Margibi County to enhance the education sector of the country, which brought together scores of key stakeholders in that sector.

The Deputy Education Minister named overcrowding of classrooms, inadequate number of public school buildings, students’ unwillingness to focus on their studies, the lack of libraries and laboratories for students’ use, as among key factors affecting the learning environment in the country.

But he expressed the hope that it will improve when plans reached at the Kakata Summit are implemented.

Meanwhile, Kessely is calling on well-meaning Liberians, including parents and guardians, to collectively work to enhance the education sector, and specifically asked parents to provide the necessary requirements, including food, to keep students focused on their studies.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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