Sirleaf Wants Conference on Liberia's Education

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has termed the mass failure of the nearly 25,000 candidates who sat the University of Liberia's admission exam as alarming, warning that unless everyone sees it as a national emergency, "the system will continue to suffer". She called for a conference to find a "lasting solution".

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf pays a surprise visit to administrators at the University of Liberia.

  • Liberia:  Admission Standards Toughened At University of Liberia

    Voice of America, 27 August 2013

    A private consultant said the days are over when students were admitted into the University of Liberia through bribery or based on how many important people they know. read more »

  • Liberia:  More Than 24,000 Failed University Entrance Exams

    The NEWS, 22 August 2013

    The administration of the University of Liberia has disclosed that no student passed in the entrance and placement examinations. read more »

  • Liberia:  UL Student Group Members Disappointed Over Massive Failure in Entrance Examination

    FrontPageAfrica, 26 August 2013

    Monrovia - The Student Representative to the Student Council Alhadji Kromah says he sees recent entrance examination results of the University of Liberia as frustrating and ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Devastating UL Entrance Exams

    The New Dawn, 21 August 2013

    All 25,000 candidates that wrote the recent undergraduate entrance and placement exams of the University of Liberia failed miserably; this paper has reliably learnt. Although the ... read more »

  • Liberia:  UL Must Repair Image After Entrance Exams Fiasco

    New Democrat, 27 June 2013

    Uncontrolled explosion in student enrollment with consequent rapid expansion in academic and other services as well as budgetary constraints appeared to be engulfing the University ... read more »

  • Liberia:  'Go Back to School' - Ellen Tells Teachers

    The New Dawn, 1 August 2013

    Members of the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) have been asked to go back to school for self-development by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during the ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Leymah Gbowee Criticizes Liberia's Education System

    Heritage, 19 June 2013

    A prominent Liberian, Madam Leymah Gbowee, has criticized Liberia's Education System, terming it as "poor". Madam Gbowee, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, asserted that the education ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Solving Liberia's Education Mess - Round-Table Confab Eye Transformation. Strategy

    FrontPageAfrica, 5 May 2013

    Monrovia -True to words when she when she told her cabinet openly a month ago that Liberia's education system was in a deep mess and a need for total overhaul, President Ellen ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Sirleaf Seeks Complete Overhaul of Education System

    The New Republic Liberia, 17 March 2013

    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf minced no words in, once again, deriding the mess that characterizes the country's educational system, blaming it largely on corruption and other ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Who's Responsible for Liberia's Education 'Mess'

    FrontPageAfrica, 17 March 2013

    In late February when President Ellen Johnson expressed disgust over the appalling condition of Liberia's education sector, many were convinced that the President was ready to make ... read more »