Appeals for increment of teachers’ salaries
The leadership of the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) has welcomed President George Weah’s recent pronouncement of tuition-free for all undergraduate students at the University of Liberia, and all other public colleges across the country.
The Association described the President’s decision as one in the right direction for which all well-meaning Liberians should commend him and the entire student populace, “because the move will go a long way in bringing relief to students who can not afford to continue their education at the university level due to the lack of money to underwrite the cost of tuition.”
In this regard, members of the association recalled that in recent time, the government has put smile on the faces of the students when it underwrote the cost of the exams administered annually by the Monrovia National Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to all senior high school students across the country.
According to the NTAL, this was also a clear indication that the government’s Pro-poor Agenda is also intended to bring relief to the student community, and to improve the education sector.
The association believes that President Weah deserves commendation for his “farsightedness in making sure that the economic burden of students is reduced.
The NTAL at the same time, wants the government to go beyond by ensuring that all teachers in the system get their just benefit by giving them attractive salaries commensurate to their qualification.