- February 24, 2022
- Posted by: James Wotoe
- Category: Uncategorized
(February 23, 2022, Monrovia-Liberia) – As the Government of Liberia increases support for the monitoring and supervision of schools across the country, the Ministry of Education has distributed 30 new motorbikes and office equipment to District Education Officers (DEOs).
Speaking to scores of reporters, MoE employees and other invited guests on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, during the launch exercise at the Ministerial Complex, Congo Town, the Chief Launcher and the Acting Chair of the Cabinet, Hon. Nathaniel F. McGill intimated that he was proud to be the Chief Launcher for this important program and satisfied with the leadership of the Ministry of Education-which is led by Prof. Dr. D. Ansu. Sonii, Sar., Minister, for the level of progress made in the education sector.
The Acting Chair of the Liberian Cabinet further noted that the level of organization seen in governance of the sector has never been experienced from the Ministry of Education before.
Hon. McGill emphasized that the distribution of needed logistics to the District Education Officers (DEOs), will continue to the County Education Officers (CEOs) with the provision of vehicles, to help enhance the monitoring and supervision capacities of CEOs.
Speaking further, the Acting Chair of the Cabinet made it clear of the President, H. E. Dr. George M. Weah administration’s continued commitment and support to the transformation of the Education Sector and Liberia at large. He cautioned the District Education Officers (DEOs) to use the bikes for their intended purpose and ride safe and stay alive.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Education, Prof. D. Ansu Sonii, reiterated that the distribution of motorbikes, laptops, and cabinets will enhance the efficient supervision and oversight of Montserrado County DEOs in the discharge of their respective responsibilities.
Henceforth, Minister Sonii noted that the transformation and advancement in the Education sector will be contingent on the empowerment and capacity building of all County Education Officers for transparency and accountability. He also extended his gratitude to the government for the support and encourage the government that education must be considered as one of the major factors that must be given prominence and priority. Noting, that the Ministry will rally support with development partners to help mitigate some of the challenges facing the Education sector.
The Minister further urged CEOs and DEOs to remain focused and proactive in the discharge of their duties as the Ministry applies relentless and tireless efforts to resolve some of the constraints intended to undermine the huge gains made thus far under the dynamic leadership of President George M. Weah within just a short period of time.
He, however, lauded the Government and development partners for their continuous support towards the betterment of the Education sector.
In the same vein, the Chair of the Senate Committee on Education, Hon. Prince K. Moye, averred that he was gleeful with the first batch of logistics distribution to the District Education Officers- promising that he will remain a strong partner and advocate in the Liberian Senate for the needed budgetary allocation to the Ministry and the sector.
Hon. Moye also committed that he will always make the case at the level of the Senate for education, stating that “you can use the entire country’s budget to place teachers on the payroll, but if you do not have adequate supervision and monitoring of the teachers in the various classrooms, you will still don’t have the needed results.” Adding that supervision is key in the implementation of programs within the education system.
He further appreciated the Minister and his team for focusing on the issue of logistics in order to have the gap closed in the classrooms for ethical practices.
In furtherance, Senator Moye said in addition to the One Million United States dollars earlier submitted in the national draft budget of 2022, the Senate has approved Two Million United States dollars in the 2022 budget.
The Bong County Senator cautioned politicians that, being a politician does not in any way means that you should close your eyes on the positive things happening in the nation.
Also speaking during the launch, the Chair of the House of Representative Hon. Mariam B. Fofana appreciated the Minister of Education and his team for the steps taken toward the improvement of the Liberian Education System.
In conclusion, the Chair on Education assures the public and the Ministry of her continuous advocacy for the betterment of the education sector – as she lauds the President for his numerous support thus far.
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Director of Communications & Public Relations on 0777212197/0886565264 or Call 1416 MoE hotline
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