The Youth coalition Executive Director Binyan Pewee differed with the ongoing education strategy of the embattled Minister of Education and said the challenges facing the education sector needs bottom to top approach which will create efficiency and effectiveness.
Mr. Pewee noted that until the right approaches can be taken to revamp the educational system, Liberian students will continue to underperform in writing international exams.
He was speaking Wednesday when his organization unveiled plans for an international conference to be held in Liberia under the banner: ‘Youth Education an Empowerment Summit 2016’; which is aimed at creating new ideas to assist government to revamp the educational system and the health sector.
Pewee added, despite the ongoing reform activities, there is a need for shared approach that will move the country towards the ongoing program to produce favorable results.
He emphasized that while the November 2016 summit will be the first of its kind in Liberia, it will enhance government education policy and bring together stakeholders and international partners, among others.
The Youth Coalition for Education in Liberia is a non-political, non-governmental, non-religious and a National Youth body that advocates for quality education aimed at creating the platform for youth participation and the capacity building for youth.
It also gives young people the impetus to raise their voices for better education and to teach peace and human rights in every part of the country.
The Youth Coalition for Education in Liberia is the congregation of youth, students and children’s’ organizations in pursuit of quality, accessible, adaptable and equitable education, peace and human rights, with special emphasis on girls’ education.
It was founded June 19, 2013 by four youth advocates headed by Beyan F. Pewee to Celebrate the Malala Day in Liberia.
The group admitted that they were inspired by the activism of Malala Youfsuzai and that they decided to go beyond just the celebration by founding a coalition that focuses on Education, Peace and Human rights in Liberia.