FrontPageAfrica (Monrovia)

23 March 2014

Liberia 'Education Gone High-Tech', President Impressed

Monrovia — The Minister of Education Etmonia David Tarpeh was the talk of the town on Saturday when the government held its first year review of progress made on the Agenda for Transformation- Liberia Rising roadmap. The presentation by the Ministry's team left President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf with nothing but praise for the minister and her team.

"Education gone high-tech; I'm sure after this very, very good presentation, we can say, current partner contribution 3 point something million; which means there's a future," said a happy Sirleaf.

"Well clearly, a lot of efforts have been made by the education ministry and we want to thank the minister and all of her colleagues, as well as partners that have worked with the team to produce this. Our challenge is large in this respect but if you, as the saying goes, if you think education is expensive, try ignorance."

This is clearly a shift in the mood a year ago when the President described the education sector a mess after another presentation by the ministry, which led to the firing of some deputies and a strategic reform at the ministry.

Some hope that with the President seemingly satisfied with the reform-taking place at the ministry, that there should be a total overhaul of a broken education system.

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