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  • Newspaper

    Liberia: #corruptionmustgo: Musicians mobilize to minimize corruption in Liberia

    Liberia

    Press

    Brooks Marmon - OSIWA

    As Liberia enters its second decade of peace, its music industry continues to gain popularity. The Accountability Lab, an OSIWA partner, has been working with hip co (a Liberian urban music genre) musicians in Liberia to promote integrity and combat corruption. A recent performance at the University of Liberia (UL) highlighted the challenges faced by Liberian students in order to register for classes.

  • Newspaper

    U.S.$60,493 misapplied at education ministry

    Liberia

    Press

    Necus M. Andrews - The News

    A report by the Joint Legislative Public Account Committee (PAC) has linked a former Minister of Education and his deputy to misapplication of US$60,493 during their tenure at the Ministry of Education. The money, according to the report, was intended for the Government of Liberia Free and Compulsory Primary Education program.

  • Newspaper

    Public school teachers get code of conduct

    Liberia

    Press

    Ethel A. Tweh-Edited, Jonathan Browne - The New Dawn

    The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Education has launched a code of conduct for public school teachers across the country. The director for communications at the Ministry of Education said the code of conduct is intended to enable teachers conduct themselves in the classroom as well as eliminate corporal punishment in schools.
    The Ministry of Education has also informed the public that the police have been asked to arrest anyone caught selling textbooks and other school materials being distributed to schools.

  • Newspaper

    LACC end first phase of anti-graft awareness in schools

    Liberia

    Press

    Joe Abban - The New Dawn

    The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has completed the first phase of its anti-corruption awareness campaign in schools. The first phase which climaxed at the William V.S. Tubman High School in Sinkor covered forty eight schools in Monrovia. LACC Oversight Commissioner for Education & Prevention said talking to the young people of Liberia on corruption was a priority of the Commission. She noted that corruption continues to impede national development and imparting the virtues of integrity in students as future leaders was a major concern to the LACC.

  • Newspaper

    MOE commences teacher verification process

    Liberia

    Press

    Decontee M. Wesseh - Liberia News Agency (LINA)

    The Ministry of Education (MoE) has commenced the teacher verification process to ensure the restructuring and rightsizing of the teaching workforce. The purpose of this initiative is to audit the teachers' payroll and correct all identified anomalies to ensure the elimination of persons with fraudulent qualifications from the system. Money saved by the MOE, if any, will be used to rationalize the pay and benefits of educators to attract and retain professionals in the field.

  • Newspaper

    Liberia: LACC official urges increase in education budget

    Liberia

    Press

    Calvin Brooks - AllAfrica

    The acting Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has called for increased budgetary allotment to the education sector to adequately prepare Liberian youths for future challenges. According to the Chairperson, the assessment report in the education sector indicates that lack of integrity on the part of students and teachers was "extremely high" due to the low budgetary allotment to the sector.

  • Newspaper

    Liberia: LACC launches corruption risks report in education sector

    Liberia

    Press

    - AllAfrica

    The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) today launched the corruption risks report in the education sector in Liberia. The report highlights the serious nature of corruption in the education sector in Liberia, especially Montserrado County where the study was done. The study revealed that 36 percent of students pay bribes for grades, while 27 percent pay bribes for promotion to higher grades and 23 percent pay bribes for exams.

  • Newspaper

    LACC Resumes anti-corruption campaign in schools

    Liberia

    Press

    - The Inquirer

    The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has resumed its anticorruption campaign at institutions of learning. The campaign is aimed at educating students on the mandate of the Commission and sensitizing them on the effects of corruption and the benefits associated with its eradication.

  • Newspaper

    Liberia: Low salaries blame on corruption in education system

    Liberia

    Press

    - AllAfrica

    The newly confirmed Assistant Education Minister for Fiscal Affairs and Human Resource Development, has vowed to work with his colleagues to increase the salaries and wages of educational officials across the country. He told senators that he will work with his colleagues to ensure a corruption- free educational system that is also brought up to a better standard, blaming the corruption in the system on low salaries for teachers and other officials.

  • Newspaper

    Teachers, Principals with fake documents exposed

    Liberia

    Press

    Decontee M. Wesseh - Liberia News Agency

    About 350 public school teachers and 11 principals with fake documents have been exposed, according to the Montserrado County Education Officer. Many Liberians have attributed the poor standard of the country’s educational system to its infiltration by unqualified individuals.

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