Education Ministry Commences Validation for Pensioners


In an effort to validate all recommended pensioners, a team from the Ministry of Education (MoE), the Civil Service Agency (CSA) and the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) will travel throughout the country, to fill and sign the C1 Form for the process of retiring those who have reached the age of retirement according to the CSA Standing Order, a release has said.

The purpose of this exercise, according to the release, is to validate those who have been recommended and are actual beneficiaries of the government’s retirement benefits.

Meanwhile, the government, being cognizant of the fact that those who have sincerely worked and faithfully contributed their expertise in developing the country’s workforce, is bound to honor and have them certificated. These professionals have either worked for at least 25 years or reached the age of 65 years respectively.

The MoE wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to all recommended retirees for their “professional and dedicated services rendered towards improving the education system.”

Henceforth, the ministry has called on all County Education Officers (CEOs), District Education Officers (DEOs) and principals of the public schools to cooperate and work with the team for the successful implementation of the exercise.

Validating Schedule  Dates for Pensioners are as follow:

No:            Time of Validating       Venues of Validating  Target Counties
1. Oct. 9– 11. From  9:am – 4:Pm     Paynesville Joe Bar MOE Central Office, Montserrado and Margibi  Co.
2. Oct. 12- 15. From  9:am – 4:Pm     Tubmanburg Gbarpolu, Bomi and Grand Cape Mt. Counties
3. Oct. 16- 20 from 9: – 4: pm     Buchanan City Grand Bassa, River Cess and Sinoe
4. Oct. 21 – 25. From 9:am – 4:pm     Gbarnga City Lofa, Bong, and Nimba counties
5. Oct. 26 – 30. From 9:am -4:pm     Zwedru Maryland, Grand Kru, River Gee and Grand Gedeh Counties.



  1. Employees who have reached the age retirement should be able to retire. But the most important thing is that after all retirees have been certified, there shouldn’t be a need to fight or wait for years in order for their pension to kick in.

    Also, while it is good for the Ministry of Education to seriously look into the retirement issue as it is being pursued, a slew of horrendous problems exist at our schools nationwide. One of the problems that the administrators neglect to discuss is the issue of oversized classes!

    Just a few weeks ago, I visited a school in the Paynesville area of greater Monrovia. The school has a population of over 3,000 students. The principal gave me permission to sit and observe a teacher in his Social Studies class. Very good teacher he was, I counted ten students standing up without seats. Those who stood up didn’t bother to take notes. Sadly, there weren’t enough textbooks either. Those are problems. Humongous problems!

    So while it is good to look into retirement for teachers, it is very important to learn how to reduce oversized classes. Get enough seats. Get enough textbooks. If it’s okay for a senator to be assigned an automobile, it’s okay for the Ministry of Education to handle the affairs of students professionally.


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