One of many critical aftermaths of the current Liberian Civil conflict is the injury brought about to the schooling system. Public faculties have grow to be extra susceptible. A lot of skilled personnel deserted these establishments looking for greener pastures. In its desperation to handle the schooling wants of the quick rising school-age inhabitants, the federal government form of allowed the infiltration of the varsity system by untrained academics. These academics known as Recruited or “Replace” Academics, are reportedly been performing somewhat poorly.
The results of their poor efficiency is manifested within the steady mass failure of scholars within the annual West African Examination Council (W.A.E.C) exams. The W.A.E.C is a physique arrange by English talking West African international locations to assist standardize the schooling system in these international locations. The physique has been expressing critical concern in regards to the mass failure of Liberian college students, particularly these of public faculties. In an act of enhancing the Schooling system, the federal government started a gradual strategy of shedding an unqualified academics, and sending others for extra coaching.
Whereas welcoming the provide by the federal government; the academics have been demanding their arrears of a number of months. Due to this fact, they’ve been staging sequence of strikes which are probably damaging to again their calls for. Not solely are they demanding their arrears, they’re additionally demanding that they be employed earlier than going to the academics coaching. On Monday the federal government introduced that it was concluding preparations geared toward paying the academics’ arrears.
An announcement from the Ministries of Finance and Schooling set Thursday November 11 to start disbursing salaries for these academics. Whereas this may increasingly have been a sigh of reduction for the federal government; in the intervening time, in Sinoe County 700 public faculty academics are on a strike. These academics are complaining a couple of deduction of 300 Liberian dollars from their month-to-month salaries, with out prior discover. They claimed to know nothing in regards to the month-to-month deduction, so that they need to know who’s behind it and for what causes.
The atypical Liberian instructor earns an equal of $70 US Dollars. The 300 Liberian Dollars deduction now being contested by these academics in Sinoe County is an equal of $5. Previous to all this, strikes and menace of strikes by academics have been happening all throughout the nation. Public faculty academics in Nimba County are additionally demanding a rise of their month-to-month wage or they too would go on a strike.