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Planned Security Commission Underscores the Importance of Maritime Domain Awareness

In July, the Government of Liberia announced the establishment of a National Maritime Security Commission. As Liberia prepares to become an oil producing country- and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea worsens- the announcement arrives at a critical time for the country. Developing a strategy in meeting those challenges is critical for a country like Liberia whose economic prosperity is heavily reliant on export.

Language as A Tool for Intercultural Understanding

No one wants to be misinterpreted or misunderstood and yet not all of us speak the same language.  Our world is shaped by a variety of languages unique to a particular group of people within specific geographical context though spread further apart. People make the most of language as a medium of information exchange and an integral part of life. 

Why Are Our Students Not Performing Up to Expected Standards?

This question, posed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to the University of Liberia administration, is at the nerve center of any post-test inquiry into why 100% of 25,000 students failed this year’s entrance exam in June. To answer the President’s question, we need to establish the fact that there is a direct connection among teaching, learning and assessment.

Tribute to an Outstanding Scholar, Banker, and Friend – Theophilus Totee Bettie

I first met Theo, as we called him while he was a student at Monrovia College in the early 1980s. He played basketball with two of my good friends: Trokon Karmo and Sam Wlue, the latter would later become my brother. Trokon and I shared a room on the Old Road, and spent many days visiting with Theo, and he, with us. We played basketball together frequently.

Speech Delivered by Mrs. Etmonia David Tarpeh, Minister of Education, At the General Conference (37th Session, UNESCO), Paris, France, November 5-20, 2013

Her Excellency, the President of the General Conference

Her Excellency, the Director General of UNESCO

The Chairperson and members of the Executive Board

Excellencies

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

I bring you warm felicitations from the Government and people of the Republic of Liberia.

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