LIBERIA: MOE LOCAL OFFICE IN MARYLAND HAS BEGUN THE DISTRIBUTION OF MODERN TEXT BOOKS To GRADE SCHOOLS.

Aaron NEMAH

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Pleebo— Maryland: The Ministry Of Education’s Local Office in Maryland County has commenced the distribution of modern text books to grade schools across the eight Educational Districts in the County.
The sharing of these 21st century grade schools textbooks started on January 29, 2024, and is expected to climax in the first or second weeks of February 2024.
According to Maryland County Education Officer, Emmanuel Toe, the step is part of a broader initiative of the Ministry to improve educational resources and provide students with up to date learning materials.
Speaking over the weekend with reporters, Mr. Toe explained that the distribution of those modern text books is seen as a crucial move in aligning the curriculum with contemporary educational standards, thereby offering students access to relevant and engaging content.
“We received these textbooks from the government of Liberia during the administration of former president George M. Weah through the Ministry of Education to enable our grade students to be on the path with the WASSCE curriculum.” Said Mr. Toe.
He further added,” these books came as a set which contains five subjects namely: Chemistry, Biology, English, Physics, and General Mathematics. They include in them all the West Africa Senior Students Certificate Examination topics”.
Talking about the proper usage of textbooks, Maryland CEO, pointed out that the Ministry has instituted a measure to monitor the day-to day usage and security of textbooks.
Highlighting that “every student will go to his/her school and sign for each textbook they intend to read every day and carry it back to the school.”
Meanwhile, Local Educators and Officials of MOE in Maryland have welcomed this development, emphasizing the positive impact it will have on the quality of education in grade schools.
The distribution process is being carried out systematically with school authorities receiving batches of textbooks based on their specific grade levels and subjects requirements.
Parents, teachers, and school administrators in the County have also expressed gratitude for the initiative, stressing the importance of having current educational materials that align with evolving academic standards.

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