Teachers In Liberia Threaten Strike Over Plan To Privatise Schools

Liberia's teachers have threatened to strike over plans to privatise the country's crumbling primary schools. This comes amid growing criticism over a multi-million-dollar project to outsource education in one of the world's poorest nations.The president of the National Teacher's association of Liberia said teachers were ready to strike to express their discontent over the subcontracting of education to a private firm. The so-called public-private partnership is being rolled out across 120 schools as part of a pilot project, with what is believed to be the aim of incorporating all primary schools. Liberia's deputy education minister however says that the PPP system would be free,would improve standards and had its base in US-style Charter Schools
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