The Ministry of Education has completed the launching of the improving Research in Secondary Education (IRISE) project school renovation & rehabilitation citizens’ engagement program.
The initiative is a 47 million dollars grant from the World Bank, aimed at improving secondary education through Community Empowerment Approach.
The program which was launched in Montserrado, Nimba, and Grand Bassa Counties will see the construction of three model senior high schools in Kakata, Gbarnga, and Ganta, and the expansion of twenty-five Junior High Schools to senior high schools.
The program will also see the renovation and rehabilitation of the 156 Public and Community Senior High Schools across the Country, provide scholarships for over 3,000 thousand Girls in Counties with huge female dropout rates from High school.
Two hundred female guidance councilors are expected to be recruited trained and deployed in Public Senior High Schools, while thirty young degree holders will be sent abroad for graduate studies, and following their return, they will become faculty. Additionally, the initiative will build the capacity of education actors for better service delivery, and provide health and hygiene kits for all private schools to avoid the spread of Covid-19 in schools among others.