Advancing Education in Liberia – Crafting Our Operational Plan for a Brighter Future

Advancing Education in Liberia – Crafting Our Operational Plan for a Brighter Future

Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, June 19, 2024

On June 19, 2024, the second day of the brainstorming workshop in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, the Minister of Education, Dr. Jarso Maley Jallah, emphasized the Ministry’s commitment to developing a comprehensive Operational Plan. This plan is pivotal in transforming the ambitious goals of Liberia’s Education Sector Plan into actionable steps, ensuring that every Liberian child has access to quality education.

The Education Sector Plan outlines a strategic vision for improving education across Liberia. Minister Jallah reiterated that to realize these goals, a precise and detailed Operational Plan is necessary. The workshop aims to create a roadmap to transform this vision into tangible outcomes.

Minister Jallah highlighted the collective effort required from various stakeholders, including government representatives, development partners, NGOs, the private sector, and communities, to develop a plan that reflects the diverse needs and ideas of all Liberians. Stakeholder input is crucial for the success of this initiative.

The primary goal of the Ministry is to provide equitable access to education for all children in Liberia. Despite progress, many children still face barriers to attending school. The Operational Plan will outline specific actions to overcome these barriers, ensuring every child can learn and thrive.

The plan will also focus on enhancing the quality and relevance of education through improved teacher training, updated curricula, and effective teaching methods. The objective is to ensure that students receive a high-quality education that prepares them for the future.

Effective management and resource utilization are essential for the success of the education system. Minister Jallah emphasized that the Operational Plan will address gaps in planning, monitoring, and resource management to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

The Minister praised local and international development partners for their financial support and professional expertise, acknowledging their invaluable contributions. The Ministry aims to work closely with these partners to increase their investment in education, targeting a 20% budgetary benchmark, streamlining interventions, and achieving synergy.

Throughout the workshop, various presentations from the Ministry of Education’s bureaus and divisions, as well as key stakeholders, are expected to contribute significantly to the planning process.

Minister Jallah expressed the goal of producing a robust Operational Plan by the end of the workshop. This plan will guide the implementation of the Education Sector Plan and be adaptable to changes and challenges, ensuring the Ministry remains on track to achieve its goals.

She encouraged all participants to engage actively, share ideas, and collaborate, underscoring that the future of Liberia’s children depends on the success of this workshop. Together, we can lay the foundation for a brighter future for all Liberians.

The workshop includes participation from international development partners, donors, NGOs, civil society groups, and other education stakeholders.

Contact: J. Maxime Bleetahn, Director of Communications & Public Relations

Phone: 0777212197


Leave a Reply