The Ministry of Education is expected to host an Education Summit from May 21-25, 2018 with the aim of harnessing a collective effort to provide a quality education for every Liberian child.
According to a release, the objectives of the summit are to present findings from key assessments of the education sector (ESA, other reports from the sector); present the “Pro-Poor Agenda” perspectives for quality education in Liberia and identify workable solutions that contribute to an improved education system.
The objectives include presenting the rationale for increments in allocation to the education sector in the national budget; and obtaining shared commitments for education advancement in Liberia.
This landmark event due to be hosted by Education Minister Prof. Dr. Ansu D. Sonii, Sr. will bring together over 300 education specialists, policy makers, parents, business and community leaders, teachers as well as others with an interest in seeing the Liberian education system succeed.
President George Manneh Weah will open the internationally significant event by highlighting the government’s vision for education as a key pillar of the Pro-Poor Agenda.
He is expected to outline his government’s approach to working alongside key stakeholders and experts to give Liberian children the best possible start in life.In addition, special presentations from partners such as the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), the World Bank and USAID will be made. Education is a priority for the new administration, which has recognized that robust change is needed to improve the life chances of Liberians and contribute to the sustained development of Liberia or the benefit of everyone.
The summit will be divided into two sessions. The first two days will provide opportunities for key stakeholders to review the education sector, provide independent perspectives of the status of the sector, and develop consensus around a shared vision for the improvement of the education system in Liberia.–Press release