The unswerving and unrelenting scorn of the educational system in Africa’s oldest independent nation is completely reprehensible for a country that experienced a prolonged brutal and barbaric civil crisis, which ravaged every sector. During the long years of senseless and gruesome strife, nearly all of the infrastructural facilities that played host to educational institutions were severely damaged. A great deal of outstanding Liberian educators were either viciously murdered in cold blood or narrowly escaped into exile or some kind of safe havens in search of survival. Some students were conscripted in various warring factions while others abandoned classes to serve as ‘freedom fighters’. As a matter of fact, graduation gowns, caps, hoods and tassels which symbolize academia were being used as battle front clothing for malicious hooligans who were profoundly supported through direct assistance from well-educated Liberians and others with good financial influence. Moreover, institutions and individuals’ precious documents were loosely scattered within close proximity or long-distance places, because of the ignorance of dissident forces. The absolute lack of knowledge resulted into massive looting and destruction of public facilities that wreaked social services and brought untold and inhuman suffering to many Liberians and foreigners alike. Besides, a good number of academics and other professionals fell prey to the hands of unschooled hoodlums which led to the sharp increase in the human resource capacity gap and drastic brain drain.
Cynicism Of Liberia’s Educational System: Moment For Renewed Change
Preparing A Generation To Efficiently Manage Liberia’s Oil And Gas Sector
Liberia quest to explore for hydrocarbon (petroleum) offshore its territorial waters backdates to the late sixties. In fact, some believe that the government decision for exploration activities was made in 1940s. Howbeit, creating a long-term approach for capacity development has been on the fringe of decision paradigm. As usual, the government and decision makers wanted to proof the existence of hydrocarbon before mapping out a capacity building program. This askew approach has been grossly responsible for the human development lapses the country has experienced over the years. Sadly, some state actors are still keen on following this parochial method of national growth. Words like “why spend money to train individuals who the country might not need if we don’t find this resource” are generally heard concerning capacity building for a new field/sector about to be explored.
Liberia Rising 2030: Best Way Forward
In this article, I will effort to underscore the many critical issues that were raised during the different levels of consultations and proffer thoughts that would enhance the implementation of “vision 2030”.
In many articles, some columnists argued that there is no contrast between this vision and other visions promulgated by past presidents. In my modest understanding of ‘vision 2030’, and my reading of other visions, every sector of the Liberian society was fingered. Liberians both home and the Diaspora flocked in different locals to provide their thoughts on the fundamental and generally vexing issues encountered over-times as a consequence of political, economy and social marginalization. Numerous views and opinions on how we can move as a nation and people were expressed. This provides the legitimate basics for the collective implementation of the outcomes of vision 2030.
What is Crime Prevention?
We all know that one of the fundamental functions of government is to protect its citizens. However, despite the best efforts of the criminal justice system, crime in the Liberia continues to flourish. . There is no way the Government of Liberia can solve the challenges of crimes and social disorders with a government-centric approach. I believe it is time for the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and the Liberia National Police (LNP) to develop wider responsibility and a shift in emphasis from traditional or reactive policing “crime control" to community or proactive policing “crime prevention”. Traditional policing deploys most resources towards responding after crimes have already been committed, while community/proactive policing attempts to prevent the crime from occurring in the first place. Crime Prevention Strategy will improve public understanding of the Criminal Justice System, to enable fuller participation of the general public, enhance crime prevention awareness to underpin the development of strong community values, and social pressure against criminality.
The Liberia National Police Admits Increase in Arm Robbery
As the Liberia National Police (LNP), is the only agency of social control open twenty four hours a day, the police must maintain the ability to respond immediately to crises and crime incidents. .LNP management must recognize that the police cannot pose order on the community from the outside, but that people must be encouraged to think of the police as a resource that they can use in helping to solve contemporary community concerns. Despite the vigorous police reform that started in 2003, and the introduction of the concept of community policing by UNPOL, LNP administrators have not design and implement a form of policing that better meets the demands of the police into the 21st century.
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