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Education In Liberia


HERE IS HOW WE CAN HELP

We at Kiiton Press believe that we can be of great help to the Ministry of Education by helping to publish relavant books for the Liberian School System.  For many years, many Liberians have complained that Liberian schools do not have updated books, and that the books used in the schools did not speak to the context of Liberian culture and the Liberian way of life.  Most of the books used in our Elementary and High Schools were foreign books that did not take into consideration Liberian content of Liberian Education. Secondly, most of our writers found it difficult to have their work published abroad because we did not have book publishing companies in Liberia to publish books for the Liberian writers.

Kiiton Press was established to resolve some of those problems. If the Ministry of Education is willing to partnership with us and work with us in providing the updated and relavent textbooks, we can sign contracts to publish books for Liberian schools.  Many of our authors are from Liberia.
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Visit our Liberian Writers Series, click here: Liberian Writers Series

If you are interested in knowing what we do with your manuscript and how we  transform it into a book, click here:
Publishing your book.

Those who wish to submit their manuscript to us, we ask you to click here: Manuscript submission.

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OUR CORE PRINCIPLES.

Liberia’s Education System May Collapse If . . .

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 01:28  admin
-Ed. Minister Werner
By: 
Alvin Worzi
The Liberian school system is at the point of collapse Education Minister George Werner has warned advising an urgent revamp of the entire structure.

During a daylong meeting with County (CEOs) and District Education Officers (DEOs) held in Gbarnga, Bong County on Friday, Mr. Werner said he was disappointed at what he saw at the various schools he had visited in the interior and elsewhere. He said quick action is needed to rescue the country’s education system from what he described as the “deplorable conditions” in which the schools operate.

“President Sirleaf had described our education system as a mess, but it is now at the verge of collapse, with many schools in the southeast lacking science and math teachers.

“Despite such drawbacks, we continue to believe that the students can make the exams this year. Our 9th and 12th graders don’t have science and math teachers or even textbooks and they believe that they will play magic to score a mark.”

Many of the school children are sitting on the ground this rainy season, Werner lamented adding “we cannot have children using the bush or leaving for home to use the restroom during school hours.”


        He noted that many of the instructional materials, particularly textbooks, as 
well as school facilities and qualified teachers are 
lacking in the various schools


“Some of the children are not going to school due to the rainy season and some are going without shoes. The quality of education obtained in the ‘70s and ‘80s no longer exist but we can bring it back for the children,” he assured education officials.
 
If many of the deplorable public and private institutions in the rural areas had been observed by parents and lawmakers, they would have called for the closure of schools for more than a year.

“We see many makeshift structures here and schools are also overcrowded. Pleebo High is leaking all over and students go home just to use the bathroom. We need to see how to renovate those schools, bring in textbooks and train teachers as the way to address some of these challenges,” he demanded.

The issues of training teachers, distributing textbooks and having the proper school facilities for the students are cardinal “as we embark on revamping the school system from ‘a mess’ to the best,” said Minister Werner.

“We cannot have the best school system in Liberia without putting into place those things. The listening tour in the Southeast was discouraging, but we can all work together as one people and change it. Some tough decisions must be taken if the system must be changed,” he warned.
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WE ARE LOOKING FOR LIBERIAN WRITERS

My Suggestion and Recommendation to Liberian students that are working on their Ed.D (Doctor of Education) and Ph.D (in Education) is to begin to think about their dissertation topics that can be revised later into a textbook to be used in the field of education in Liberia.  Those of you in the humanities or any areas in the liberal arts, may want to write your dissertation or professional projects in areas that can be revised into a book. Those in Economics and Mathematics are also encouraged to do the same. We are looking for writers to write for:

  • Elementary Schools,
  • Junior High Schools,
  • Senior High Schools,
  • Colleges and universities

I think this advice is also relevant for those who are doing their Master’s degrees in education, Home Economics, or Agriculture and farming, or in any field.  Think of your thesis as a manuscript for a book to be used in the Liberian School System.  Work at your Master’s thesis and focus on it and convince yourself that you are working on a book. Believe that you are writing a book for the Liberian school System.  In that way, after graduation, you just have to revise it a little and prepare it for publication.

The challenges and opportunities are ours and the time is now.

Those of you in the Medical fields, nursing or MD (Medical Doctor) you may not have to write dissertations, what may be required of you is your residency requirement.  Nevertheless, keep in mind our health problems in Liberia and try to study our medical and health isssues and when you have time, document your studies so that it can be converted into a book that our students will use. Some of you are interested in pediatric nursing, to take care of infants and children. Medical  schools can use your book.  Nursing schools can use your book, and those who are studying health and hygiene can use your book.

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The Publisher’s Note


Kiiton Press was established to fill the void and neglect
left by the major publishing houses.  In addition,
Kiiton Press focuses on
publishing books especially for Liberian
writers who otherwise may
 not have their books published by the
big publishing houses. 
  
This is why we have set up what we call the
New KP Liberian Writers Series;
to publish books for Liberian writers who
need a professional publisher that understands
the Liberian culture and context.  We invite
non-Liberian authors as well as those who
are first time authors.  Some of the authors
for whom we publish are minorities, Latin Americans,
Caribbean, Africans, African-Americans, Women,
Children, Scholars, Non-scholars, Students
and many more. We invite you to please
visit our website
: www.kiitonpress.org

Our official position at Kiiton Press is that we
need to cultivate dialogue and
communication essential to growth
and development. Our publications reflect the
opinions of their
authors and are not necessarily
representative of the official position of the publisher.

We encourage the school system in Liberia to
include our books on their list of textbooks or reading
materials to be used in the various high schools,
colleges and universities as the needs arise. 
  
We also encourage the general public to
 use these books because there is much
 to learn from what Liberian writers do write.
We encourage Liberian writers to visit our site and

  read what we are capable of offering them and how 
we can publish their work.

 
 
 

Here is a Letter of Appreciation                     
from President Barack Obama,                      
the President of the United States,                 
written to the Author and the Publisher,          
Thanking them for the book above.                


Shortly before  2014 Christmas, right after 
Mr. Arthur Soben's book: President Barack Obama:  Change of Mentality  was 
published, we sent the President a copy of the book as our Christmas gift to him and his family. Shortly, we received a very fine note from him thanking the both of us 
for the gift. We were very joyful to hear from the President of the United States of America and to know that he 
appreciated our meager gift to him and our contribution.  We at Kiiton Press are exceedingly happy for this letter from the President. We treasure
this Letter very much.

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