In Nimba: MoE Begins Recruitment Of Teachers

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The DEO Office in Ganta is one of the recruitment centers

The Ministry of Education has begun recruitment of over 600 classroom teachers in Nimba County to help replace teachers who for some reasons are no longer in the classroom.

The office of Nimba County Education Officer told the Daily Observer that the Ministry of Education authorized the local office in Nimba to screen and recruit qualified teachers to replace teachers and school administrators who have retired.

Mr. Stanley Tozay, Administrative Assistant to the CEO, said the recruitment is considering those with Bachelor and Associate Degrees, and Grades ‘B’ and ‘C’ Certificates.

He said preference will be given to those with the requisite credentials and are in the classroom but not on salary.

Mr. Tozay, however, clarified that anyone with the requisite documents, especially degrees, will also be recruited because there is an acute shortage of qualified high school teachers in the county.

Since last February, over 300 teachers and school administrators have been retired creating vacuum in the county school system, something Mr. Tozay said the MoE is going to replace them upon the recruitment.

When the Daily Observer visited one of the interview centers, it was crowded with both young and old people seeking employment opportunities.

According to local Education authorities, Nimba has been facing acute shortage of qualified classroom teachers especially at the senior high school level, making most of the senior high schools to perform very poorly in major public examinations such as the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Nimba School System contains 13 school districts with Ganta and its surroundings being areas with highest population. There are about 10 senior high schools and several other junior and semi senior high schools.

The schools according to students lack Mathematics and Science teachers—especially courses such as Chemistry and Physics.

With this need, Mr. Tozay said nearly all those coming for recruitment were grades ‘C’ and ‘B’ certificate holders with a few ‘AA’, adding, “We are not getting content teachers, something we really want in the county.”

35 COMMENTS

  1. Why is my country Liberia downplaying the bedrock or foundation of our development? Why do we relegate education and uphold mediocrity and ineptitude? Do you think Liberia is going to be magically developed, like in a dream? Or do we expect the other people to come and develop our country for our children to later come and claim it?

    Let’s stop playing with education!
    Our senators and representatives should be boisterous here, not only when it comes to dividing brown envelops.

    The success and industrial development of Liberia depends on sound education, take heed!

  2. Since 1847 to today, nearly everyone elected or appointed in Government, from the President of Liberia to the Least official in Government, thinks and believes that the Republic of Liberia is there to steal from and get rich quick with impunity.

    Just take a look at the countless General Auditing Reports and the budgets of Liberia and you will agree that Liberia and its residents are robbed and left behind because the Presidents of Liberia and many of its officials, to include many officials in the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branch of Government, think and believe that Liberia is their pet project which they may fund and not fund. Since 1847 today, Liberia is not FIRST.

    And so the Republic of Liberia and its citizens and residents are never put FIRST in the National Budgets of Liberia. Had the Presidents of Liberia, and key officials put Liberia First, the 15 counties of Liberia would have by now been connected by roads and Liberians traveling to the 14 counties outside of Montserrado County, would not have to spent nearly two weeks to a months on the bad roads or no roads.

    Liberia has so many problems. Liberia has no reliable and dependable:
    1. Healthcare System
    2. Coordinated Education System
    3. Safe Drinking Water
    4. Reliable Light
    5. Liberia cannot feed herself
    6. And Liberia PUT LAST in everything

    In Liberia, the Laws are not evenhandedly applied to Liberia’s Big-Boys-1 and Big-Boys-2 in and out of Government in Liberia.

    Unless this reckless behavior is challenged and changed, Liberia is going nowhere.

    WE ARE GLAD THE PEOPLE OF LIBERIA spoke loud and clear on December 8, 2020.

  3. Cllr Jayweh,
    If you feel so sad about your beloved country, why haven’t you been able to announce your intention to run for the presidency? What on earth are you waiting for? From my outlook, you’ve dug yourself a pit. You’re aligned with a body of political operatives who have settled on three potential candidates, namely, Urey, Boakai and Cummings.

    Please note that I am not advocating to run your campaign. But I am not opposed to your political ambitions. The sooner you make clear your intentions, the better it gets. I do believe that lots of voices need to be heard during upcoming presidential election. It is very possible for the above named individuals to become unpopular in 2023. If I were you, I’d make myself known immediately.

    Hang in there gentleman.

  4. On the matter at hand, this is another classic example of the shortsightededness of this administration, as with its predecessor. Why would any entity be retiring its trained personnel in the absence of a replacement set of personnel? Does that make any sense?

    The rationale for the retirement spree going on all over Liberia, according to the proponents of that stupidity, “is for the older people to make way for younger people with new and advanced tgrainings” compared to the older workers.

    Granted that myopia holds water anywhere for 30 minutes, wouldn’t such plans or anticipated actions suggest the government or whichever the entity, has a ready workforce in the wings for that transition?

    As in this case, the GOL has no replacement teachers but still goes at ahead with an impractical retirement policy by retiring teachers simply because they have worked with the schools or in the system for 25 years?

    Imagine a treacher who graduated from KRTTI or ZRTTI, or LU at age 23, and has worked with the educational system for 25 years, that teacher is forceably retired at age 48, or even 50? What sense does that make when such teachers are now well seasoned and at their “prime” in the teaching field?

    Apparently this is the system all over Liberia today! A great loss to the country in so many ways than could be enumerated. But guess what, at that rate of retiring people, no sooner than later the payroll for retirees will surpass that of the active labor force.

    All over or in most parts of the world, the retirement age is simply a labor standard but the decision to retire a matter of choice left with the individual, except for some underlying or mitigating factors like health, for example, that may prompt that decision.

    Imagine the huge population of trained individuals that were once languishing in Liberia for lack of employment opportunities after being furloughed or laid off from places like Firestone, Bong Mines, LAMCO, NIOC, etc., when those companies shut down. Well trained personnel in various fields that could have augmented our much wanting labor foce. But nope, those people were left to retire to their villages, many of them, to await their final earthly sojourns.

    This time around, the situation is even quadruple and worst!

  5. Look you little dog Petarus Dolo, there is no national language of the P5 which fundamentals of the given grammar I True Nationalist do not master! And on top of that, I just do not give credence to aggressors, not to talk about succumbing or appeasing them, no matter the age!

    So, you little son of dogs, just know that whenever or however you insult me, I shall multiply the worst of insults at your dirty and filthy mother whose butt and backside is the shameless old perverted idiot (Un vieux idiot pervers sans scrupule!) to which and to whom you are referring!

    And that is because instead of training your little rude and following mentality backside, she had her asshole going about selling her backside for her son of a dog Petarus Dolo whom she had with a dog! When I am done with you, you will only be good for the hospital or the cemetery.

  6. I hope you were able to at least get some tap water to clean your mouth and old rusty beards this morning, stupid old man with untrained offspring!

  7. If the father and grandfather can be this uncouth, just imagine the bunch of heathens he has urinated in our dear society.
    These are the germs we need to pulverize in our society to make it safer for humanity.

    Darn stupid rusty old ass with no pride and respect for himself!

  8. Gboyo,
    I have been a little lethargic in recent days because the pain in my knee continues to pin me down. Because of the persistence of the pain, I do not read as many posts or comments as I once did. In November of 2020, I was jammed in the rear of my car with a devastating effect. My car was totaled! I may take a knee surgery, but I pray to the Almighty God for that not to happen.

    I didn’t see the exchange of of words between Mr. True Nationalist and Mon Petit Frere, Petarus (Peta) Dolo until this morning.

    My Peace Plan For:

    (1) Mr. True Nationalist,

    (2) The Defender &

    (3) Cllr. Jayweh

    Gentleman:
    Please desist from negative name-calling! Cool off for a while. Stop being antagonistic, but be convivial. The insults are too many. Insults do not serve a useful purpose. Your better Angels should prevail. Peace.

    Defender…
    Please note that Mr. True Nationalist is not a fake, a False Nationalist but rather a genuine True Liberian patriot. You can agree to disagree. Forget about words he uses.

    Mr. True Nationalist….
    Please note that Petarus Dolo is not a loafer or a wastrel. The difference between you guys is that Dolo is a “Grand Apologist”! The similarity between you guys is the patriotism you cherish. C’on guys. Let’s move on honorably. Shame the devil.

    Cllr Jayweh….
    Please note that Mr. True Nationalist is not a praise-singer or even a False Nationalist. Although his views are different than yours, the gentleman wishes to be called the name he prefers.

    Mr. True Nationalist….
    Please note that Jayweh is not a sleaze or a ne’er-do-well. Both of you are lawyers, but more importantly, you’re Liberians.

    Gentlemen, please do not break the ceasefire. Chill.

    Gboyo, please take note. Mr. True Nationalist and I are not partisans. In the states, I am a Registered Independent. In essence, I am not a member of any party. I have never asked my buddy, Mr. True Nationalist whether he is a Republican or whether he’s Democratic. I am not a affiliated with any party in Liberia.

  9. Old and stupid Rusty False Nationalist,

    Have you started? Or you are yet to start? When are you going to start dealing with me? I only see you running away by changing your tone sometimes.
    I know you did not receive any motherly love and also did not receive real love from a woman, and so you can permit yourself to abuse even your own mother, girlfriends, daughters and grandchildren in such public space.

    Let’s get down to your mediocrity. your incoherence and foolish verbosity with no logical countenance. Attack me on such, if you want to hurt me.

    Stupid dull son of a bitch!
    You are as stupid as an ass!

  10. Mr. Petrarus Dolo, please have mercy on Mr. False Nationalist, AKA, Un Vieux Con, cause he is expressly 85-88 years old and he could literally die in your hand. Don’t allow this old man’s death to be attributed to you and in your name. Let this old man die in his own volution.

  11. Cllr. Jayweh,

    This old rusty old asshole called False Nationalist doesn’t know that. As an octogenarian, he should be tactfully bringing us on the right track by helping us to moderate our tune in a republican debate for our country Liberia.
    Instead, he keeps abusing his own mother, girlfriends, daughters and granddaughters, thinking he in instating discipline in someone. Is this how you disciplined your offspring, stupid old man False Nationalist?

    You better leave this forum or else I will insult you until you get your rusty buttocks out of here.
    We have good people on this forum who come to read our contribution.

    False Nationalist, quit this forum, or receive the worst abuses from me!

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