Liberia: Civil Society Group Wants 20% Increment in Education Budget - News Summed Up

Liberia: Civil Society Group Wants 20% Increment in Education Budget


Mr. Matthew S. Karley, Program Manager, Youth Coalition for Education in Liberia, speaking at a press conference in Paynesville. Monrovia – The Youth Coalition for Education in Liberia (YOCEL) in partnership with the More-for-Education Campaign is calling on the Government of Liberia to increase the national budget for education by 20% in June of this year (2020). According to the civil society group, the 20% increment is the minimum benchmark set for Sub-Saharan countries to allocate from their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to support their education sector. Karley further asserted that the challenges confronting the education sector can only be curtail by “Political will” with support from the Executive and the Legislature. The civil society group has been engaging education stakeholders, policy makers including lawmakers of the Legislature to increase the education sector national budget to the minimum of 20%.


Source: Front Page Africa May 28, 2020 09:22 UTC



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