Liberia: Early Childhood Education a “National Emergency”

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Over the weekend, two Liberian educators described the country’s education sector, particularly the early childhood component, as a national emergency.

In separate statements, Apostle Dr. Lincoln E.R. Cummings and Reverend Andrew S. Fayiah have suggested that early childhood education requires a holistic and comprehensive reorientation of national programs and policies.

They believe this will allow young Liberians to compete with their peers in the sub-region.

At the sixth graduation ceremony of the Standard Kids Preparatory School System, they lamented the poor state of early childhood education programs in the country.

Both educators said this posed a serious threat to the foundations of early childhood education.

Apostle Dr Lincoln ER Cummings, senior pastor of Victory Christian Church and educator, suggested that special attention should be given to the country’s basic education sector.

He argued that it is a national educational disaster to have a faulty educational foundation that has the potential to cause weak reasoning and thought processing.

“We are limited by what we know because no one can go beyond the knowledge and information we have. [at] our disposal. Therefore, there is nothing we can do beyond that,” Dr Cummings said.

Second, he said, people are limited by the strength of their character because their character cannot be hidden.

Finally, he noted, people are limited by the principle, norm and value that build their lives.

Meanwhile, he urged parents and the national government to design a policy and program that will allow grassroots children to be on par with other neighboring countries.

Also speaking, Reverend Andrew S. Fayiah, Principal of the Standard Kids Preparatory School System (SKIPS), described the poor state and emergency of the country’s education sector, particularly the area of ​​early childhood. childhood.

He said this motivated and compelled him to organize SKIPS to provide free quality education to children.

He noted that after many years of remarkable achievements, Liberia’s education sector still faces many challenges in its fight for a better education system for children.

He thanked the parents and the hardworking staff of SKIPS for devoting their time to the development of children’s education in the country.

Over the weekend, the Standard Kids Preparatory School System held its sixth graduation program.

It was filled with excitement and joy as kindergarten students displayed brilliant skills and delivered speeches.

SKIPS is an early learning center based in Logan Town, Vicky Spots. It is primarily focused on empowering the younger generation.-Edited by Winston W. Parley

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