The ongoing fight to improve Liberia’s educational system has experienced a setback following the revelation that authorities at the Ministry of Education were paying more money to teachers that are being classified as “untrained” than those who are “trained” to teach. The Director-General of the National Commission on Higher Education, Dr. Michael P, Slawon made the disclosure during a presentation Wednesday, April 23, at a one-day national symposium on higher education and early childhood development. The day-long symposium was hosted by the MOE under the theme, “Higher Education and Early Childhood Development—the Awakening.” Dr. Slawon presented a paper on the topic, “Higher Education in Liberia: A Destination for Early Childhood Development.” According to him, too few students graduating from the nation’s high schools are prepared for tertiary education. This situation made Dr. Slawon question the role of educational authorities regarding the improvement of early childhood education in the country.He narrated his experience leading to the discovery of difficulties and expense of upgrading the credentials of teachers at the pre-primary and primary levels.He said the early grade reading assessment data has shown that too few students graduating from the nation’s high schools are prepared for tertiary education; with 100 percent of 25,000 high school graduates who took the University of Liberia’s (UL) last administered entrance exam failing. “No student who sat last year’s examination administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) for Liberian high schools scored in Division 1, and only 100 achieved a Division two pass. In the other WAEC countries, only Division 1 and 2 students are considered prepared for tertiary education.” He noted that qualified and dedicated teachers are the most important elements in educating students.“In Liberia,” Dr. Slawon said, “the shortage of qualified teachers is a major impediment to reforming the nation’s education system.”He proposed that all teachers and school administrators become eligible to hold their positions through an itemized system. He said teachers should only be licensed to teach after meeting requirements such as a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or its equivalent and an A-Certificate; for Upper Basic Education (Junior Secondary) Teachers and Administrators.“At least an Associate’s Degree from a recognized teacher training institute and a B-Certificate from the authority established under the educational Act empowered to issue Teachers’ Certificates should be required,” he said.He continued, “For Lower Basic Education (Primary Schools) teachers and administrators,” Dr. Slawon said, “at least an Associate Degree for grades (4-6), and a high school diploma with a year of post-secondary teacher training at a recognized teacher training institution; the person must also possess a minimum B or C-Certificate, because the overwhelming number of students are in the pre-primary and primary grades.” Reading from 2012 Public School Census data, Dr. Slawon reported that there was a total of 1, 593 schools, with 9, 655 teachers assigned. Of those teachers, he said, 38.5 percent of them are “trained,” while 37.5 are untrained; leaving the rest in an unknown category.Of the “trained” teachers, 0.7 percent holds an A.A. Certificate; 2.6 percent B. Certificate; 36.2 C. Certificate; with only 0.2 percent holding University degrees, but the rest were placed in an unknown category. “Most teachers are under-educated. The overwhelming numbers of students in these primary grades are in classes with too many students to achieve optimum results,” he explained.Other individuals who presented papers included the president of the Stella Maris Polytecnic University, Sister Mary Laurine Brown, and deputy Education Minister for Planning, Research and Development, Dr. Kalipha Bility among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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real value of points Most people dont know how to redeem miles because they dont understand what a set number of points amount to There is a lot of talk about frequent flyer programs getting devalued but for the most part thats because the method for earning points has changed slightly over the last year or so But there are still ways to get around it and earning miles can still be super easy The number actual points to redeem flights has more or less remained the same And some of the award devaluations have happened in areas that will never affect the majority of travelers: in business and first-class cabins not economy cabins In most US frequent flyer programs 25000 miles is the baseline for a free domestic roundtrip within the continent In the past when miles were usually earned by flying this was easily attained with two long-haul international flights For instance flying a LAX-PEK roundtrip twice was enough to get one free domestic flight Thats it Or doing a transcon five times Buy five get one free These days its become popular to earn miles by signing up for credit cards with point bonuses So when a credit card says they have a 30k 50k 80k 100k point bonus its quick to suss out how much this is actually worth in round-trip flights Its all in multiples of 25000 right So theoretically 30k points is 12 round-trip flights 50k is 2 round-trip flights 80k is 32 round-trip flights and 100k is 4 round-trip flights Earning the actual miles actually isn’t that hard There are so so many ways to earn miles its not even funny This has been briefly covered before but the gist of it is that they can be earned through eating out renting cars doing a little bit of online shopping credit card spending and by actually flying Ive earned miles shopping at Nordstroms putting groceries on the right credit card or even playing an online game for three seconds And of course flying Credit card bonuses are also big business Airlines make so much money from credit cards that theyll 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traveler to upgrades priority boarding free bags lounge access and all that elite flyer stuff To be completely honest most credit cards enable similar benefits these days but the ultra-best benefits still go to the top status holders and still cant be bought In general airline status is usually earned by flying a set number of miles and spending a certain amount within an annual calendar year Every airlines got a different number The "counted period" often starts January 1 and goes to December 31 "Budget" airlines like JetBlue Virgin America and others usually prefer to count status on how much money has actually been spent while traditional large carriers prefer to focus on distance flown or distance flown and money spent Beyond that airline status is also usually divided into tiers In my experience most people wont see any benefits until they reach the middle tier More than not the middle tier also provides international recognition on other airlines when youre flying outside of your 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