Liberian teachers threaten strike over proposed program

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Teachers Unions in Liberia have turned down a proposed plan to over-haul the country’s educational system.

Teachers have threatened to lay down their tools if government goes ahead with the public-private education partnership.

A Senior Secretary General of the National Teachers Association of Liberia, Samuel Johnson, says government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bridge International Academies, a low-cost nursery and primary private schools system that uses a technology-based approach to provide standardised education to students in developing countries.

Meanwhile, Liberia’s Education Minister, George Werner says government is not privatising the nation’s public education system as the teachers may be alleging, rather, the Liberian government is entering into a public-private partnership for education in an attempt to salvage the current poor performance level of Liberian schools, which requires drastic action.

Source: VOA

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