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Improving teacher preparation in Liberia

Education is a high priority area for the Government of Liberia. According to the Ministry of Education there is no accurate count of the number of teachers currently working in the country, nor a clear assessment of how many more are needed to meet the needs. Like most countries there is an intricate mix of public, denominational, and private schools. In Harper City,  Cape Palmas is the only public school among the six high schools.

The Weebo Rural Teacher Training Institute is nestled in one of the villages of River Gee County that borders Maryland County, Liberia.

The Weebo Rural Teacher Training Institute is nestled in one of the villages of River Gee County that borders Maryland County, Liberia.

At the primary level very few teachers have much more than a high school diploma. In an effort to improve teacher preparation there are partnerships between Rural Teacher Training Institutes (RTTI) and four-year colleges like Tubman University (TU).

All 90+ students live on the campus of the Weebo Teacher Training Institute. Daily meals are prepared in this kitchen. Fresh bread is baked in the large oven on the round palate.

All 90+ students live on the campus of the Weebo Teacher Training Institute. Daily meals are prepared in this kitchen. Fresh bread is baked in the large oven on the round palate.

TU’s partner is the Weebo RTTI at Konowbroken, in the neighboring county of River Gee. Students from TU’s College of Education serve as mentors to students at the WRTTI.

The mural being created, on the Administration Building, by the College of Education students enrolled in the Teaching through the Arts course this summer.

The mural being created, on the Administration Building, by the College of Education students enrolled in the Teaching through the Arts course this summer.

 

WRTTI, like TU, targets students in the southeastern region of Liberia. The one year program ends with a graduation on July 21st, 2012. As a vacation project several TU students, in the College of Education, are creating a mural on the Administration Building as partial fulfillment of requirements for the course Teaching through the Arts.

Victoria Gebur works in the president's office and is a Dean's List student in the College of Education

Victoria Gebur works in the president's office and is a Dean's List student in the College of Education.

I am anxiously awaiting the removal of the scaffolding to see the finished product. What keeps you waiting to exhale?

 

2 Comments

  1. I am so amazed at the work you’re doing! It appears to be challenging and fulfilling you on so many levels! I can’t wait to see all of it as you progress! :)

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