The Deputy Minister for Research and Planning at the Ministry of Education (MOE), Anthony Nimely, has disclosed the distribution of textbooks and other learning materials to all public schools in the country.
At the loading of the materials on Wednesday at one of the ministry’s warehouses in Monrovia, Minister Nimely said the learning materials were meant to improve the education of students.
He explained that the materials included textbooks, maps of Liberia, materials for the visually impaired, maps of Africa, gloves, and many other assorted educational materials.
“We have a little over 2 million textbooks for all public schools across the country and supplementary materials amounting to over 4 million. We anticipate that after the distribution, learning will improve across the country,” he said.
According to him, after the distribution the ministry will anticipate a level of improvement from students, including public exams in and out of the country.
Minister Nimely emphasized that quality education requires having the proper learning materials, including teaching staff and assured that the Liberian government remains committed to providing such support for all students.
He explained that the ministry has also provided supplementary materials for grades 4 to 9 to enhance their reading capacity.
According to Minister Nimely, the distribution targets grades 1 to 9 and will be distributed within the various counties based on the enrollment of students by institution, for which an assessment was earlier completed.
“We hope that there will be wide usage of these materials by students and teachers and we also want to inform the public that these materials are not for sale. We also want to see teachers playing keys roles in using these materials,” he stressed.