first_imgGirls Alliance for Future Leadership, (GAFL), a teenage advocacy group in Monrovia, has called on the Liberian government to tackle challenges facing the educational system with a multi-sector approach including the involvement of the international community.A release signed by its secretary general, Ms. Sammita Entsua, said the crisis that unfolded regarding the decision by the Ministry of Education to interrupt the 2015 WAEC candidates and by the announcement of the closure of schools on July 31, indicate that much is needed to be done for the sector.The organization noted that there were flaws in the educational system, acknowledged by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and without resolving the ‘mess’, it was compounded by the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, and yet without effective consultation with parents, the government went ahead and announced the re-opening of schools.“The re-opening of schools was to demonstrate that things were coming on fine in the wake of the Ebola outbreak. Now the Liberian government must put in more resources of every kind to ensure that the education system is transformed for the better,” the release said.The organization noted that there must be no lip service from the Ministry of Education and other government functionaries responsible to ensure an improved education system for Liberians so that despite the uncertainties, students can have an uninterrupted period of learning experience.GAFL has over 500 members spread across Monrovia. The members are in Slipway, Central Monrovia, New Kru Town, Logan Town, West Point and other communities.The group seeks educational opportunities for disadvantaged girls; advocates against teenage pregnancy and promotes empowerment for girls.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

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