New Liberian President Seeks To Rehabilitate Country's Education System

Powell, Tracie
June 2007
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education;6/14/2007, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p8
The article focuses on the efforts by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to improve the country's education. The president plans to establish the Liberian Education Trust to build 50 schools, train 500 teachers and offer 5,000 scholarships to students, principally girls. Many schools in the country were pillaged and destroyed during the 1999 to 2003 civil war, significantly affecting the number of school enrollees.


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