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Editorial: Jewel, Snowe Must Not ‘Cry More Than The Bereaved

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Editorial: Jewel, Snowe Must Not ‘Cry More Than The Bereaved

Article 18 of the Liberian Constitution provides that all citizens shall have equal opportunity for work and employment regardless of sex, creed, religion, ethnic background, place of origin or political affiliation and shall be entitled to equal pay for equal work. The same Liberian Constitution, under Article54, empowers the President of Liberia to appoint public officials who, in Article 56, serve at her pleasure. The Senate’s consent is also required in these appointments where necessary.

 

Editorial: Following-up Recent Government Mandate on Tuition Reduction

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Editorial: Following-up Recent Government Mandate on Tuition Reduction

The Ministry of Education recently announced publicly the reduction of tuition fees in private schools across the country. The decision by the Education Ministry was a result of a meeting held with authorities and administrators of private and church-run schools. The meeting was held amidst public outcry against the arbitrary and unceremonious increase in tuition and other fees at private and church schools in Monrovia and its environs by either or more than a hundred percent.

 

Editorial: Upholding the Essence of Flag Day

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Editorial: Upholding the Essence of Flag Day

This year’s national Flag Day celebrations in Monrovia and the rest of the country brought profound memories of what this sacred event used to be prior to the civil crisis, instilling into students the spirit of nationalism and love for country.

 

Editorial: “Democratic Sustenance Act” Not Necessary Now

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Editorial: “Democratic Sustenance Act” Not Necessary Now

A bill intended to “sustain democracy” is currently at the Liberian Senate for concurrence. The so-called “Democratic Sustenance Act Bill” was passed by the Plenary of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 with an overwhelming vote.

 

Education Ministry’s Decision Commendable, But…

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Education Ministry’s Decision Commendable, But…

The Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Education, has announced September 10, 2012 as the new date for the commencement of classes for the academic year 2012/2013 across the country. Classes had been scheduled to start on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, but postponed as a result of a recent meeting between authorities of the Education Ministry and private schools.

 
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