Liberia: MoE And Partners Commence 2022 JESR Conference in Nimba

Liberia: MoE And Partners Commence 2022 JESR Conference in Nimba

Ganta, Nimba County-In an effort to transform and address the challenges facing the Education Sector of Liberia, the Ministry of Education has held a Joint Education Sector Review (JESR) Conference in Ganta, Nimba County, start.

The JESR’s conference is an annual plan by the Ministry to review progress, challenges and ways forward for the transformation of the Sector in the Country.

The Review Conference, which is expected to last for five days, brought together Stakeholders in the Education Sector to review projects that have been successfully implemented and develop new plans for the Sector.

During the opening ceremony of the program in Ganta, Nimba County, on March 27, 2023, Liberia’s Vice President, Mrs. Jewel Howard-Taylor, said education remains a major priority of the Government of Liberia.

She mentioned that education is the most important tool for an improved and better society.

Mrs Taylor then pledged the government’s ongoing support to transform the education sector in the country.

She revealed that the government has made tremendous progress in improving education over the years, mentioning several schools that have been set up in the 15 provinces.

Prof. D. Ansu Sonii, Minister of Education, also noted that the objective of the 2022 JESR seeks to obtain basic information on the implementation of educational programs.

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He mentioned that the process will consist of the traditional review processes, and the orientation of County Education Management Teams.

The review will highlight the basics of the new Liberia Education Sector Plan (2023-2027) as well as the development of a program budget.

According to Sonii, the 2022 Joint Education Sector Review (JESR) will include its preparatory activities and the orientation of County Education Officers.

Furthermore, the 2022 JESR will also enable the Ministry to adopt a program-based budget and operationalize the Education Sector Plan ESP (2023-2027).

The Liberia Minister of Education revealed that the JESR is also expected to create the opportunity for the allocation of funds to the programs/interventions.

Minister Sonii further said that under the decentralization arrangement, of the Government of Liberia, provinces are looked to to manage their annual plans and budgets, and expenditure arrangements.

He praised the government for its strong support for education, adding that it is key to the government’s agenda.

On his part, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education and Bong County Senator, Prince Moye pledged the Liberian Senate’s commitment to ensure that quality education is provided to all Liberians.

The 2022 Joint Education Sector Review Conference will be held under the theme: “Transformative education, the fulcrum for national development.”

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