Bible Remains In Curriculum: Says MOE Boss
The Government of Liberia has refuted reports by some Liberians that the Ministry of Education without any reason deleted the Bible from the National Curriculum.
Officials of the Ministry attending a regular press briefing at the Ministry of Information recently, denied deleting the Bible from the Curriculum, but introduced religious and moral relationships.
The MOE officials pointed out that the introduction of Religion and Moral Relationship to the curriculum provides the opportunity for everyone who wishes to teach or practice any religion instead of the Bible which only represents Christianity only.
The education officials further said that the introduction of religion will assist in erasing doubts that only Christianity is allowed by the government to be taught in public schools which they said is not true.
The Ministry said if only the Bible is injected into the curriculum it restricts others who want to teach their religion in public school.
In another development, the Deputy Minister for Instruction, Dr. Martor Kpankpai, Deputy Minister for Administration, and Henry Wilson among others in separate remarks disclosed that under its 150 days deliverables, they have worked to standardize the entire school system throughout Liberia.
They maintained, during the 150 days the ministry has and continues to train/ recruits more teachers and equip the varies school aimed at helping to improve the learning atmosphere.
“We want quality teachers and equip Public Schools to reduce Private Schools in Liberia.”
They emphasized that the Ministry has achieved much of its desire goals in term of quality education, to reduce the number of high school students facing the West African Examination Council.
The Ministry explained that MOE has injected about 40 Nigerian Teachers, ECWAS testers, Peace Corps and qualified Liberian instructional staff in the school system in the sciences, engineering among other areas they are lacking.
Detailing the Ministry’s achievement during the 150 days deliverables, the Ministry have setup Laboratory System in WVST High School, Bassa, Sinoe and amongst other Counties for qualify education.
Some of the institutions to teach vocational skills among others In conclusion, they have established a practice administrations that have harmonized the ministry payroll and structure, all geared toward qualify education for Liberia that will reduce the high rate of illiteracy. Writes Johnson Yarkpawolo .
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