The Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Education, River Cess County Senator Dallas Gueh, has said the lack of support to the education sector is a threat to the development of the nation.

Senator Gueh stated that support to the education sector has been neglected by past governments, noting that this is affecting the human development index of the country.

The River Cess County Senator made the statement Wednesday at the launch of “More for Education Advocacy Campaign National Project” sponsored by Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI) held at a local hotel in the Monrovia suburb of Sinkor.

According to him, government's intervention in the education sector has been ignored since the 1980s, and not because of the Liberian civil conflict, something he noted must be addressed adequately to prevent anger against the few educated Liberians in the near future.

He stressed that the continued lack of support to the education sector will lead to an increase in Liberia's illiteracy rate.

Senator Gueh pointed out that the government and its partners should invest in the education sector adequately to provide quality education for all Liberian children, stressing that it was vital to foster the growth and development of the country in all sectors.

He noted that the refusal of the Sirleaf-led administration to implement the Education Reform Law of 2011 in the education sector undermines the reform process of Liberia's education system.

He noted that the Education Reform Law should serve as a basis to vigorously transform the education sector.

The River Cess County Senator asserted that he will lobby in the Liberian Senate for support to the education allotment in the fiscal year 2018/ 2019 national budget.

 

The launch of 'More for Education Advocacy Campaign National Project' brought together sectoral stakeholders, including international partners and civil society organizations.

 

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