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US$1.9 Million for public schools

The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Education has announced the disbursement of US$1.9 Million to public schools nationwide to help improve the education sector, which was affected during outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease.

The Project Coordinator at the Ministry of Education, Davies Woods Baysah, said there are also plan to embark on distribution of school materials to public schools across the country, beginning April, 2015.

He said 41 schools are currently under construction, 16 of them already completed in seven counties, including Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Montserrado, Bong, Grand Bassa, Rivercess and Margibi.

Mr. Davis said about 1million textbooks will be distributed for grades 5 to 9; 1.3 million readers for grades 1to 4 and over 1.5 million instructional materials for grades 1 to 9, respectively.

He said the distribution will target public schools to enable students acquire quality education.

He also said 2, 560 school principals have been trained and school management teams set up as well as accounts opened for disbursement of direct school grants.

He said 10 schools are going through extensive completion routine, while the rest are expected to be completed by June 2016 in the remaining counties.

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By Ethel A. Tweh

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