20 personnel of the Fire and Rescue Department of the Roberts International Airport have returned home following a two-month intensive training in fire and rescue operations at the Ghana Airports Company Limited Fire Fighting School in Accra.
After six months of closure due to the Ebola outbreak, the University of Liberia has partially reopened its doors. However, many businesses that depend on the students’ patronage are disappointed at the low level of sales.
Catholic school teachers have returned to classes after their protest over not receiving their salary arrears. The teachers returned on Tuesday, March 17 after an agreement between the teachers’ association and management.
Liberia has among the highest percentage of youth in school, estimated at 62 percent, according to a report released by The World Bank on out of school children in Africa. This figure is greater than that of Rwanda, Zambia, Ghana, and Cote D’Ivoire, to name a few. However, 82 percent of twelfth graders in Liberia drop out of school.
At least 100 Catholic School students have staged a mass demonstration at the Catholic Archdiocesan Secretariat office, demanding that their teachers receive their salaries.
Catholic school teachers in Liberia have today staged a go-slow in demand of unpaid salary they say the Catholic Education Secretariat owes them.
A survey of schools in Lower Margibi on Monday, February 16 confirmed that only a very small number have reopened.
The Ministry of Education’s poorly-coordinated decisions to reopen schools across the country has led to dismal attendance at many schools.