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Competition for musicians: apply now!

Photo by Lloyd Massah

The Ministry of Education is calling on aspiring musicians to help spread the word about our efforts to improve the quality of education provided to all Liberian children.

Over the past several years, the Ministry has made significant progress in reforming the education system, including: providing more than 1 million textbooks, reforming the payroll system and removing “ghost” workers, vetting and training teachers, and implementing the innovative Partnership Schools for Liberia program.

Now, we need your help raising awareness about these efforts and calling on Liberians to join with us to ensure that all our children have a bright future.

We’re launching a contest to commission a radio jingle, which will be played on stations across Liberia.

To enter, simply email contact@moe.gov.lr with the following information:

  1. Your full name and the name of your musical group (if applicable).
  2. URLs / hyperlinks where we can listen to at least 1 of your previous songs (please do not send audio files). This does not need to be professionally recorded, so don’t worry about the sound quality.
  3. A brief statement explaining why improving education in Liberia is personally important to you.

Up to 5 finalists will be selected based on their submissions, and they will work with the Ministry to write and record a jingle. The public will then be invited to vote for the winning jingle.

The winner will receive a prize of $250 USD, and two runners-up will receive prizes of $100 USD each.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5pm

Download this announcement.

Photo credit: Lloyd Massah

Read the latest update from the Minister

Photo by Kelley Lynch / GPE (Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND)

“Our goal: building a better future for all our children. That’s something worth fighting for.”

Get an update on our progress towards that goal in the Minister’s latest article, published by Devex.

Photo credit: Kelley Lynch / GPE (Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND)

Calling all musicians: MoE competition!

Photo by Lloyd Massah

The Ministry of Education is calling on aspiring musicians to help spread the word about our efforts to improve the quality of education provided to all Liberian children.

Over the past several years, the Ministry has made significant progress in reforming the education system, including: providing more than 1 million textbooks, reforming the payroll system and removing “ghost” workers, vetting and training teachers, and implementing the innovative Partnership Schools for Liberia program.

Now, we need your help raising awareness about these efforts and calling on Liberians to join with us to ensure that all our children have a bright future.

We’re launching a contest to commission a radio jingle, which will be played on stations across Liberia.

To enter, simply email contact@moe.gov.lr with the following information:

  1. Your full name and the name of your musical group (if applicable).
  2. URLs / hyperlinks where we can listen to at least 1 of your previous songs (please do not send audio files). This does not need to be professionally recorded, so don’t worry about the sound quality.
  3. A brief statement explaining why improving education in Liberia is personally important to you.

Up to 5 finalists will be selected based on their submissions, and they will work with the Ministry to write and record a jingle. The public will then be invited to vote for the winning jingle.

The winner will receive a prize of $250 USD, and two runners-up will receive prizes of $100 USD each.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5pm

Download this announcement.

Photo credit: Lloyd Massah

Reminder: elections will not disrupt academic calendar

The Ministry of Education hereby reminds all school administrators, non-government school systems, and parents and families that all schools will remain open until Monday, October 9.

Schools will be closed on Tuesday, October 10, for the national elections (and some schools will be used as polling centers). Classes will resume on Wednesday, October 11.

County and District Education Officers will be monitoring schools to ensure compliance. Our students need to be in school and learning: this instructional time is crucial for students to master the skills and knowledge that they need.