(March 18, 2022 Grand Gedeh County Liberia)- In continuation of his nationwide schools inspection and stakeholders engagement, the Minister of Education, Prof. Ansu D. Sonii, Sr and team have arrived in Grand Gedeh county to meet with local education stakeholders- including Students, Parents, Teachers, local authorities to discuss and understand the challenges impeding the improvement of education delivery in that part of the country.

The Minister’s stay in Grand Gedeh will also include the inspection of schools supported under IRISE Project and the Zwedru Multilateral School supported by the European Union.

Speaking during several town hall meetings with stakeholders, the Minister of Education reiterated Government’s Commitment for quality education across Liberia with particular emphasis on girls education.

Minister Sonii explained that the Ministry has recruited 200 Female Guidance Counsellors in all Public High Schools across Liberia, he said, “many girls dropped out of school due to the lack of protection- based on study, the Government of Liberia decided to put spotlight on girls education.” He therefore cautioned parents to stop compromising against their daughters in ways that deprive them of learning.

In similar regard, The Liberian Education Minister has with immediate effect instructed Public School Administrators to halt the putting of students out of school for not paying registration fees timely. Minister Sonii spoke when he visited several Public schools in Grand Gedeh county – including Toe Town Public School, Gordon High School, Tubman Wilson Institute, Suah Memorial, Johnny Garley, Gbagba High, Zwedru Multilateral School among others.

Meanwhile, school administrators and students in separate remarks thanked the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Education for improving the system in the country. They believed that the Government is serious in building the human resource capacity of its citizens which is key to the growth of any country.

In a brief remark, Grand Gedeh County Education Officer, Mr. Harry Doe assured Minister Sonii and team that the improvement of the sector in the county will encourage more children including their parents to be in school. Mr. Doe said that the improvement in the education system in Grand Gedeh will not go unnoticed under his watch.

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