By Emmanuel T.J Kollie
The Government of Liberia has begun the disbursement of long-awaited US one million Dollars stimulus packaged for private school teachers across the country.
At an elaborate ceremony held at the theater of the Ministry of Education in Congo Town on Wednesday, Education Minister Prof. Dao Ansu Sonii said each private school teacher will receive US$45.00 to number earlier submitted to the team by school administrators.
Minister Sonii called on private school teachers whose names are yet to be submitted by their school administration to do so from now to the 12th, January 2021 as the funds were meant for them.
According to Minister Sonii, the Government will remain committed to living up to its promises despite mounting challenges facing the country.
He then paid special tribute to the thousands of teachers who continue to sacrifice for the betterment of Liberia’s education sector.
Sonii said as teachers remain the complementary arm of the ministry, they will continue to initiate programs that will affect them positively.
Recently, President George Weah announced a one million dollars(US$1Million) honorarium for all private school teachers in the country as a way of identifying with them during the coronavirus pandemic.
Before the disbursement, a committee was set up and headed by the Ministry of Education to formulate requirements to joint start such a distribution process.
The committee through its report said over four thousand private school teachers are expected to benefit from the honorarium while calling on others to summit theirs to be captured.
Meanwhile, minister Sonii has disclosed that beginning early January 2021, the Ministry will begin the distribution of handwashing stations to all schools in the Republic.
Minister Sonii said the donation of handwashing stations is meant to ensure the safety of teachers and students as normal academic activities begin.
Soni has also disclosed the reintroduction of civic education to all grade level in the country. He said doing so it vastly helps every citizen to know their rights and responsibilities to the state.
Also speaking, the President of the National Teachers Association of Liberia madam Mary Mulbah lauded teachers for their immeasurable services render to the country.
Madam Mulbah said despite teachers being among the least pay people in Liberia, they have continued to brace the storm amidst daunting challenges.
She called on Teachers to remain steadfast and loyal to their job as the future is bright.