- March 9, 2022
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“We believe our young girls and women are valuable assets to this country. They are entitled to grow and learn in a society that is both comfortable and free of any form of abuse. Therefore, we, as a government, will do all we can to protect our women and girls.”Deputy Minister for Administration/Acting Minister, MoE, Amb. Latim Dathong
Additionally, the Montserrado County delegation, headed by Deputy Minister for Administration/Acting Minister, MoE, Amb. Latim Dathong, officially kicked off tour activities on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.
Since then, the team has simultaneously run parallel activities with the delegation in the rural areas, headed by the Minister of Education, Prof. D Ansu Sonii, including: an inspection of the recent renovation of school facilities under the IRISE project; interaction with students, with discussion centered around student well-being; and student and teacher opportunities.
During these visits, the team has also engaged the PTA members and leadership as well as the school administrations, initiating conversations about challenges and methods of improvement.
The Acting Minister and his team have visited a number of public schools, including Paynesville High School in Voker’s Mission, Paynesville City; Kendeja Senior High School, Rehab Community, Paynesville City; June L. Moore Public School, Gbengbar’s Town, Robertsfield Highway; Soul Clinic Public School, Soul Clinic Community; and Morris’ Farm Public School, Barnard’s Farm, Paynesville City.
The tour has also served as a platform to extend the Ministry of Education’s voice on sexual and gender-based violence issues. In his statements, the Deputy Minister clearly underlined the Ministry’s stance on dealing with such a sensitive matter.
He made it clear that the Ministry has zero interest in compromising anything of that nature within the system. In addition, students, particularly females, are encouraged to serve as ambassadors, assisting the Ministry in identifying doers.
He quoted, “We believe our young girls and women are valuable assets to this country. They are entitled to grow and learn in a society that is both comfortable and free of any form of abuse. Therefore, we, as a government, will do all we can to protect our women and girls.”
In the next few days, the team will extend its activities to several other public, private, and faith-based institutions in rural Montserrado.