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LIBERIA RESTORATION PARTY

" Providing leadership to restore Liberia"

Our Educational Policy


Educating the Liberian people will be everyone’s business. It will begin at home where it should and parents will be involved with their children and dependents’ education. Education is not a luxury but a right for every Liberian and it is government’s responsibility to educate its citizens. These general policies shall drive national education priorities.
 

1. Education for all: Education is a right for all Liberians. It is for the young and old alike, the fast and slow, the poor and rich, the strong and weak, the sick and well—all. The Government of Liberia is responsible to educate all its citizens.
 

2. Shared responsibility: The public and private sectors will share the education burden so they can enjoy its blessings together. Families, institutions, communities and the nation will share in their education. All will find their place at the table.
 

3. Community-based:
We will strive to encourage community based education. That
is, students do not have to travel very far from home to attend “good” schools. Communities will develop competitive education institutions and programs that drive national priorities but also suits particular community needs.

 

4. Solution-driven:
Education will be solution-driven. We have many problems and
teaching students to solve none of them only adds to the problems. Education should focus on problem-solving and meeting targeted needs—from personal to corporate.

 

5. Results-oriented:
Our education must not only solve problems, it must yield
desired outcomes or results. These results should be expected and prompted. Nation building is more than issuing diplomas to people. It is about focusing first on what kinds of tasks to accomplish, where and when. It should target specific skills and competences to acquire, tasks to perform and move to make that
happen.

 

6. Learner-focused:
Our education will focus more on the learner and her/his need 

7. Contextual-based:

Education has for a long time not focused on the Liberian
context.

 

8. Equal-access:
 

Access to education remains a major obstacle for most Liberians.
Previous governments have taken steps to remedy this problem but we still need to do more. We hope that everywhere in Liberia where people need to have education, it will be available to them, whether formally or informally.

 

9. Diversified education:

Diversified education will be the way to go. Currently, too many students are learning the same things the same way and there is little diversification. People should be educated in the arts, humanities, sciences and so forth at different levels. We will make efforts under this arrangement to raise education standards so that Liberians can receive the highest possible educational standard right at home unless they choose to go abroad. We should be producing scientists, engineers, artisans, craftspeople, business people and professionals in various disciplines.
 

10.Development-oriented:
 

Education in Liberia should aim at developing the learner,
community and nation. It should be development-focused so that it happens together with development.

 

11.Career development and counselling:

Many children in Liberia go through our school system without career development and counselling thereby putting them in a confused state when it comes to choosing a lifetime career. Every student from first to twelfth grade will be exposed to guidance counseling and career
development. Every school in our system will have a guidance and counseling department to ensure that our students get the best preparation necessary for future career.