Education Programme in Liberia


Education Programme in Liberia

© UNICEF Liberia/2011/Adscott


Accelerating improvements in access to quality education for children is one of the most urgent priorities for UNICEF.

The Education Programme at the UNICEF Country Office in Liberia is supporting the government and partners in rapidly responding to reducing inequities and disparities in Liberia’s education system, with specific focus on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, including children with disabilities. UNICEF supports the Government of Liberia’s efforts towards increasing student performance; improving teacher quality; and transformation of education systems to promote efficient delivery of services.


The Education Programme focuses on enhancing access and improving the quality of education at various levels. To achieve this, UNICEF is following a lifecycle approach, which includes Early Childhood Development (ECD) in primary and secondary school; Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP); and Alternative Basic Education (ABE) for out of school adolescents and youths. In addition to emergency response and recovery activities, UNICEF is supporting the implementation of regular programming in areas of Early Childhood Development, Girls' Education and Peace Building Education and Advocacy (PBEA) Programme. Other on-going activities include: the nationwide rollout of the child-friendly schools approach; investment in curriculum development; revision of teacher training; distribution of teaching and learning materials, building capacity of education managers at national and sub-national levels in planning, management, supervision and monitoring. Child-friendly schools are being facilitated through collaborations with health, nutrition, child protection, and WASH sectors.

UNICEF align their priorities with the Government of Liberia.

UNICEF Priorities

• Distribution of teaching and learning materials to all schools;
• Training of teachers and PTA members on Child Friendly Pedagogy and Psycho Social Support;
• Capacity building of Ministry of Education staff on RapidPro SMS Monitoring;
• Finalization of transition and early recovery plans;
• Support to strengthening preparedness and resilience of the educational system; 
• Needs assessment on WASH in Schools in Liberia;
• Improving access and quality of the following: ECD Programme and expansion of ECD centres in hard to reach communities; Parenting Education Programme;
• Develop qualification (teacher development) framework for teachers and continued professional development;
• Develop a Comprehensive Framework for Alternative Education Programme through a holistic approach to improve learning outcomes for out of school children.




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