The Government of Liberia and the European Union will launch the “B” Certificate Teacher Training Program for Junior High teachers on 15th April 2016. The launch will take place at the Kakata Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI), in the presence of the Vice President and the EU Ambassador.
The reactivation of the “B” Certificate is a milestone on the path of strengthening the quality of teacher education in Liberia as there has been no active teacher training programme for Junior High teachers since the civil war.
One hundred teachers, from all fifteen counties of Liberia, will benefit from the in-service training opportunity, including 25 women. It is hoped that in the future more teachers will benefit from the programme. In line with the Agenda for Transformation and international education standards the updated curriculum now includes cross cutting elements, such as conflict sensitivity, promotion of gender equality, principles of inclusive education and good governance.
The new curriculum also addresses critical issues such as early marriage, teenage pregnancy, corporal punishment and stigmatization of Ebola victims. All teachers will also be trained on the Teacher Code of Conduct.