Constitution To Be Taught In Schools

The Constitution of the Republic of Liberia, adopted in 1986 is expected to form part of civil classes in both public and private schools operating in the country beginning this academic year.

Making the disclosure recently in Monrovia, the Chairperson of the Constitution Review Committee(CRC), Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott, said it has been agreed that the constitution will be taught in school this year to enable Liberians students know the various provisions of the Constitution.

Cllr. Scott, a former Chief Justice of Liberia and former Senator of Maryland County, said this will enable Liberians to understand the constitution and know their rights under the said constitution.

Cllr. Scott said by learning the provisions of the constitution, Liberians will also know their duties to their country and exercise same fully.

The CRC Chairperson, who was speaking during one the committee’s outreach programs, said if this was done since the adoption of constitution in 1986, Liberians would have had a good understanding of the said constitution.

Cllr. Scott said the decision to teach the constitution of Liberia in schools was reached recently during a meeting between the CRC and authorities of the Ministry of Education.

According to Article 10 of the Constitution “the Republic shall ensure the publication and dissemination of this constitution throughout the Republic and the teaching of its principles and provisions in all institutions of learning in Liberia.”