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Liberia's commitment to transforming its education system resonates at UNGA 77

World leaders once again met in New York for the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Liberian President George M. Ware joined other presidents to discuss and find solutions to various issues affecting his territory.

President Chaba Kolosi, President of UNGA 77, together with Ambassador Dan Hoan Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, at the opening ceremony of the General Assembly under the theme “Watershed Moments: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges” served as chairman of

UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls for the launch of a G20-led Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) stimulus package to give a significant boost to sustainable development in developing countries during the opening session I was.

There is mounting evidence that the 2030 SDG-4 goal of quality education for all by 2030 will not be met, igniting a learning crisis of unprecedented scale and a growing public perception by leaders. Considering this sounds more like an awakening. We call for more thoughtful action to change the story of children attending school in developing countries.

At the just concluded United Nations Transformation Education Summit, educators discussed solutions to end learning poverty globally.

The UN Secretary-General at the summit encouraged governments to work with private sector partners to promote digital learning content.

in his words

“We cannot end this crisis just by doing the same thing, faster and better. Now is the time to transform our education system.”

Moving the education system from analog to digital requires a concerted effort by government and private sector partners to leverage technology as part of efforts to transform education.

In Liberia, the government has already started taking practical actions.

The Liberian government took prudent action in 2016, opening up the education sector for partnership with the private sector under the Liberian Partnership Schools (PSL), now known as the Liberia Education Advancement Program (LEAP). .

Now in its sixth year, the multi-year program aims to improve teaching and learning where many countries are disadvantaged in light of the deepening crisis in education.

Largest partner for the government’s LEAP program. Bridge Liberia is already helping public primary school teachers and students in the concrete ways outlined in the action track identified by the Transformation Education Summit.

Critical to delivering on the UN Secretary-General’s call to transform the education system are the key thematic areas identified at the UNGA Transforming Education Summit, most of which have already been delivered through Bridge Liberia and the Ministry of Education’s LEAP programme. increase.

Bridge Liberia, the government’s largest partner in the LEAP program, is already focused on digital learning and transformation, inclusion and equity, teachers, training and teaching.

The use of technology in social enterprise-supported schools transforms the way students learn and enables teachers and other school leaders to deliver lessons in a timely, consistent and guided manner.

According to the latest research on education by Nobel laureate Professor Michael Kremer, its inclusive, equity-based principles have enabled girls to make the same learning leaps in school as boys.

Teachers, Teaching, Teaching – Bridge Liberia is focused on teacher training, leveraging technology to deliver intensive training, ongoing support, science-based digital teacher guides, proactive classroom management techniques, and real-time monitoring of lessons to empower teachers and improve children’s learning outcomes. .

These interventions by Bridge Liberia and the Liberian government show that this can not only be implemented quickly, efficiently and at scale, but is also the basis for significant improvements in educational outcomes. The result of providing resilience in the face of national and global crises.

President George Weah’s commitment to continuing to strengthen the country’s education system has led to interventions like Bridge Liberia, which ensure that students in other regions supported by NewGlobe receive a world-class learning experience. Giving hope to public school children who depend on the organization.

“For Liberia to develop, it must cultivate young minds. We must train our teachers so that they themselves can train young minds.”

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