monroviaThey’re mobilizing assist for the Ministry of Schooling to authorize the inclusion of agricultural science in the highschool curriculum, says Mr. Zayze Sillah, a lecturer on the College of Liberia.
If this system is supported, says Mr Sillah, Liberia will emulate a few of its sub-regional neighbors who’re implementing this system in excessive faculties.
Mr Sillah stated, “I’ve completed a analysis within the West African sub-region and I came upon that Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Gambia, all these nations, they do agriculture as a topic in excessive faculties and so they It’s administered as a course within the West African Senior College Certificates Examinations (WASSCE), however Liberia solely focuses on the complete 9 topics that college students write within the WASSCE.
Based on him, if Liberia will actually enhance meals manufacturing, finish poverty, finish starvation, then instructional stakeholders want to start out from its incipient course of, instructing agricultural science to highschool college students in order that they will curiosity will be generated. Topics earlier than commencement.
Liberia, regardless of being blessed with ample fertile land and rainfall, that are vital for agricultural productiveness to gas financial progress and job creation, is under par in agricultural exercise. The nation is very depending on different nations for its secure meals.
Mr Sillah defined that he had met with among the instructional stakeholders within the area who purchased the concept for agricultural science to be taught in highschool, and later administered by the West African Examinations Council (WACE).
He additional defined that he plans to satisfy with each the Home and Senate committees on training to clarify to them the significance of this system and the way it may be a catalyst for reaching Objectives 1 and a pair of of the Sustainable Improvement Objectives (SDGs), Which was talked about eradicating starvation and decreasing poverty.
“It’s going to assist to enhance meals manufacturing, assist cut back poverty, assist get rid of starvation. It’s going to additionally function a way to the monetary power of a few of these college students as I imagine That these college students who study agricultural science in highschool after highschool will both spend money on agriculture. As well as, we must also assist make agriculture engaging in Liberia,” he defined.
Including, “In Liberia, my marketing campaign and intention is in direction of agriculture and to take it not solely from the literal side, however from the first side by making our college students conscious of the significance of agriculture.”
He first promised two and a half acres of his personal land to the colleges that will put the agro-sciences to sensible use.
“WASSCE primarily focuses on sensible and theoretical features, so I’m lobbying a few of my colleagues to make the allotment. If we would like the scholar to do practicals, you want tools. So I will speak to a few of my associates that Liberian college students want instruments to enhance our nation’s agriculture sector. So we’re undoubtedly promoting concepts for individuals to purchase, he stated.