MOE Gives Public Schools US$1.9M

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Ministry of Education (MOE) over the weekend began the disbursement of over US$ 1.9 million to 2,500 public schools across the country.The money is to among other things enable school authorities procure instructional materials without waiting for government to initiate the process.According to the Director for Instruction at the Ministry of Education, David W. Basay, the disbursement of said fund is currently going on among public schools throughout the 15 counties.He made the disclosure recently at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing in Monrovia.He said the decision to distribute the money to school authorities throughout the country was reached based on the delay in the reopening of schools this year, as a result of lack of instructional materials.He then noted that the MOE will play a monitoring role in the implementation of the money.He disclosed further that the new public schools management system is to decentralize the procurement of instructional resources which has been centralized over decades.Mr. Basay also noted that the MOE has trained over 2,560 school teachers and administrators in the area of school management, preparation of school budget, among others. Director Bassa disclosed that 41 schools are under construction while 16 have already been completed in seven of the 15 counties. Those counties are Grand Cape Mount, Bong, Bomi, Rivercess, Grand Bassa, Margibi and Montserrado.He noted that 10 schools are going through substantial completion routines, while the rest are expected to be completed by June, next year in the remaining counties.Meanwhile Mr. Basay said those decisions taken and implemented by the MOE are well on course in keeping with policies of the Agenda for Transformation.In a related development, the Ministry says since the coming to power of the Unity Party-led government, it has constructed about 16 schools in seven of the 15 counties.According to Mr. Basay, the schools are in Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Bong, Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Rivercess and Margibi counties.Basay indicated that the schools, which construction started more than two years ago, are part of the 41 institutions the government plans to construct in all 15 counties.He said as part of the construction exercise, 10 additional schools are nearing completion. The rest, he said would be completed in the remaining counties by June, next year.Basay noted that furniture for all completed schools are available, and that 12 teachers Housing Units have also been completed and furnished.“This is to ensure that teachers who are being assigned in rural areas can be rest assured that they would be provided some incentives,” he pointed out.Meanwhile the Ministry has said it would begin distributing 3.8 million learning materials to schools throughout the country by next month.According to Mr. Basay, one million text books are earmarked for grades 5 to 9, while 1.3 million readers for grades 1 to 4 and over 1.5 million instructional materials for grades 1-9.He noted that the training of 2,560 school principals and school management teams has been completed and accounts opened for the disbursement of direct school grants to public education schools.“We want to make sure that those textbooks go with the school curriculum and our kids can now relate to what they read,” Basay said.last_img read more

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Donegal to feature in new Wild Atlantic Way campaign

first_imgDonegal’s Sliabh Liag will feature prominently in Fáilte Ireland’s new autumn campaign for the Wild Atlantic Way, ‘Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of Life’, which launches tomorrow.The campaign urges domestic consumers to switch off their smart phones, ignore all their emails and truly get away from it all with a break along the world’s longest defined coastal route.Over the next four weeks, the €1m campaign will run across national and local radio, outdoor, online and through social media channels. With a targeted media strategy across Ireland (the Republic and Northern Ireland) that focuses on premium locations nationally and key ‘moments’ in people’s lives when they are most receptive to considering taking a short break.One of the key outdoor advertising Billboards will feature Sliabh Liag.Speaking today, Fáilte Ireland’s Director of Marketing, Noel John McLoughlin said “While the Wild Atlantic Way has been a huge success internationally and domestically we need to continually invest to grow the strength of our brands. With this campaign we are building meaningful awareness of Wild Atlantic Way beyond just name and logo recognition to motivate the domestic market to take short breaks along the route from September to March.“The theme ‘Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of Life’ positions the Wild Atlantic Way as much bigger than its geography and landscapes. It’s about the unique culture, the people and the communities – the nature of the whole place. As well as its external beauty, the Wild Atlantic Way is also about the internal – giving you the chance to reconnect with what really matters to you. “We know that a visit to the Wild Atlantic Way can free us from the burdens and expectations of everyday life. This campaign will appeal to those people who want to let their phones die and recharge themselves.”The overall aims of the autumn campaign are to:* Encourage more Irish people to take short breaks along the Wild Atlantic Way;* Develop a longer season – drive a greater frequency of short breaks in the Autumn season, allowing many businesses to trade longer in the year;* Achieve a greater regional spread along the route with the campaign particularly encouraging Irish people to consider somewhere new on the Wild Atlantic Way. Speaking to the importance of the campaign for developing tourism along the west coast in the shoulder season, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of the Wild Atlantic Way, Fiona Monaghan said they are delighted that Donegal’s Sliabh Liag is playing such a pivotal part in this campaign.“The Wild Atlantic Way has been incredibly popular with the domestic audience and we believe there is great potential to grow activity outside of the summer season. We have been working with hundreds of businesses along the route – who have traditionally experienced a short tourism season – to help them become ‘autumn-ready’ and grow their trading season.“With an emphasis on some of the quieter places, including the North West, this campaign will help us boost visitor traffic all along the route and especially beyond the usual hotspots.”Donegal to feature in new Wild Atlantic Way campaign was last modified: September 11th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ad campaigndonegalsliabh liagWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

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