The Government of Liberia says rumors that the 2017-2018 school year will be stalled because of the forthcoming elections are untrue.
According to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Education in Monrovia Monday, all public, private, faith-base, community schools and schools within the partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) program will open on September 4, this year.
However, the Education Ministry disclosed in the press release that school will be closed on Election Day, scheduled for October 10, 2017.
“Contrary to some false rumors, there will be no delay in the school year due to the upcoming elections. However, schools will be closed on Election Day because some schools will be used as polling centers,” MOE’s press statement is quoted as saying.
MOE said this year’s academic calendar will be no exception to previous school years.
The Ministry also revealed that, the Education Reform Act of 2011 which calls for a minimum of 200 school days to be observed each year will be upheld.
Meanwhile, MOE says it will release details for the new school year in the coming days.
By Sylvester Worwee