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ERIC Number: EJ767492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun-14
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
New Liberian President Seeks to Rehabilitate Country's Education System: Finding Teachers Still Country's Main Hurdle
Powell, Tracie
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v24 n9 p8 Jun 2007
Troubled by the difficulties of training teachers in Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she hopes to attract them from U.S. colleges and universities. Sirleaf envisions the Liberian Education Trust as a way to help repair a country devastated by two civil wars. The trust seeks to raise money so that the West African country can build 50 schools, train 500 teachers and offer 5,000 scholarships to students, principally girls. While efforts to restore the country's infrastructure are well underway, Liberia still faces obstacles in finding teachers. Sirleaf says money from the trust fund will also be used to pay teacher salaries and cover tuition costs for training. Meanwhile, she says she is talking with U.S. colleges about developing strategic partnerships to bring U.S. educators to Liberia for a teacher exchange program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Liberia