More Investment Needed in Education

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The Regional Program Officer of the Right To Play (RTP) based in Accra, Ghana has described education as the single most important investment that any nation can make for the wellbeing of its citizens.

George Boakye-Yiadom noted that “education is a catalyst for sustainable change” and helps to stimulate economic growth, improve maternal, newborn and child health.

He also observed that education deepens the foundation for good governance, stability and democracy and empowers women and girls.

Boakye -Yiadom made the statements last Thursday at a one-day national consultation with officials of the Ministry of Education and partners for the RTP for the Advancement of Quality Education (PAQE) held in Monrovia.

The program sought to address the educational needs of over two million vulnerable and marginalized children and youth.

He indicated that the PAQE Program is a two-year pilot quality education program that is expected to kick off in October in eight countries – Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Pakistan.

He explained that the purpose of the consultations is to provide the platform for partners to contribute to the development of a robust and realistic program implementation plan for PAQE.

In remarks, Assistant Education Minister Felicia Doe- Somah expressed gratitude that Liberia has been selected to participate in the two-year pilot PAQE program to buttress government’s efforts to improve Liberia’s educational sector.

Minister Doe-Somah said the Education Ministry will collaborate with RTP Liberia to successfully implement the program to enhance the learning capacity of Liberian children.

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