In an effort to keep children, teachers and parents learning, the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with partners, has launched a radio education program for school-going children across Liberia.
At the official launching ceremony at the Ministry of Education Monday, September 15, in Sinkor, Education Minister Etmonia David Tarpeh said, the radio program is intended to help children, who are sitting home get education while observing and preventing Ebola.
Naming the radio education program, “School Away from Home and Home Away from School,” Education Minister Tarpeh assured teachers and children of benefiting from the learning program.
According to her, the radio-learning program will focus on social studies; civics, math and science. According to her, the science will focus on nutrition and the hygiene component as Liberia continues to contain the virus.
She disclosed that the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS), United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) radio and Truth FM will broadcast the program. She said it will also be relayed on community radio stations in the rural areas.
“We want to continue to keep our children, teachers and parents informed about the Ministry’s policies and regulations as well as improved public relations,” she added.
She explained that, the learning program will also focused on students from nursery to grade 12, Early Children Division and parents. This will help our children and teachers in the absent of regular school’s activities in both the urban and rural areas.”
Also speaking, UNICEF Acting Chief of Education, Jake Kersey, said education is only the government’s business, but also families should make sure that their child or children are in school.
He urged mother, parents and guardians to focus on providing the necessary opportunities for children and ensuring that they get the best education.