Ministry of Education, in Collaboration with USAID Education Systems Strengthening Activity, Establishes Task Teams Across Six Counties and Central Office

Ministry of Education, in Collaboration with USAID Education Systems Strengthening Activity, Establishes Task Teams Across Six Counties and Central Office

Monrovia, Liberia – May 17, 2024:

The Ministry of Education (MoE), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is pleased to announce the successful culmination of a series of seven problem-driven iterative adaptation (PDIA) inception training workshops. These workshops, held in collaboration with the USAID Education Systems Strengthening Activity (USAID ESSA), represent a significant stride in ongoing endeavors to fortify Liberia’s education system.

From April 1 to May 10, 2024, the workshops engaged a total of 64 officials, including 20 representatives from the central Ministry of Education and 44 officials from County Education Offices in Bong, Grand Bassa, Lofa, Margibi, Montserrado 1 and 2, and Nimba. The primary aim of these sessions was to furnish participants with essential concepts, core principles, and practical skills requisite for applying PDIA—a locally driven framework and process—to effectively tackle complex challenges within the education sector.

Resulting from these workshops, task teams have been formed to spearhead PDIA initiatives within their respective counties and at the central office. Consisting of no more than seven members each, these task teams are well positioned to harness resources from USAID ESSA’s PDIA Innovation Fund to address issues pertaining to information dissemination, resource management, and accountability within the education system.

The most promising innovations arising from these initiatives will be scaled and institutionalized by the Ministry of Education, thereby contributing to the enhancement of annual national and county education plans.

During the central level workshop held in Montserrado County on May 9, 2024, Ms. Katelyn Runyan-Gless, the USAID Contracting Officer Representative, delivered remarks emphasizing the importance of ensuring not only the enrollment of school-age children in classrooms but also their active engagement in the learning process. She commended the PDIA approach as a practical framework for addressing complex problems, with local actors leading the process, expressing optimism for its successful implementation through ESSA’s intervention.

Meanwhile, Mr. Amos Armah Fully, the Deputy Minister of Education for Instruction, serving as the acting minister, acknowledged the longstanding support extended by USAID to the Government of Liberia in the education sector during the central MoE inception workshop. He commended USAID’s commitment to collaborating with the MoE in strengthening institutional weaknesses within the education system, citing recent support through the Liberia Teacher Training Program (LTTP).

USAID ESSA, a five-year initiative, remains dedicated to collaborating with the Ministry of Education to enhance the Liberian education system at the county and district levels. It seeks to drive, measure, and incentivize the delivery of quality and inclusive education, envisioning a dynamic and resilient education ecosystem capable of providing equitable and inclusive services while fostering ongoing innovation, adaptation, and improvement.

For media inquiries, please contact:

J. Maxime Bleetahn

Director of Communications & Public Relations

Ministry of Education at 0777-212197 or 0886-565-264

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