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Government of Liberia introduces computer program in Public Schools

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The Government of Liberia has introduced computer skills training program in several public high schools across the country aiming at making high school graduates computer-literate.

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The disclosure was made by education Minister, Dr. Joseph Korto, at the launch of a ten-day 'Training of Trainers' (TOT) workshop initiated by the Ministry of Education and implemented by WEN Production. According to Dr. Korto, the computer skills training program for public senior high schools would take affect at the start of the 2006/2007 academic school year involving nine senior high public schools in nine counties. Also speaking at the launch, UNESCO Country Representative, Dr. Ahmed Ferij, assured the Liberian Government of his organisation's fullest support in making the computer program a success in the country. The UNESCO Country Representative noted that Liberia was lacking behind in the computer age, which was adding value to the growth and development of any nation. He then called on high school students to welcome the new initiative to chart their own destiny after graduating from high schools, colleges and universities.

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