Struggling for Quality in Education in War-Ridden Liberia A Review of the Educational Activities of the Salvation Army in Liberia
Four projects were supposed to be evaluated. Two projects concern the establishment of two new combined elementary and high schools in and near the capital Monrovia. These two projects have been concluded, and the evaluation specifically focus on the impact of the projects in a longer perspective, as well as on relevance and sustainability. The third project was the construction of a new school in Zwedru to the south-east of the capital. However, this project has been severely hampered by the unstable situation both in Liberia and neighbouring Ivory Coast. The evaluator was not able to travel to this place due to bad roads. The project was therefore left out of this evaluation. The fourth project included in the evaluation is the construction and putting into operation a new Teacher Training College in Monrovia. The construction of this college was delayed, and this is one of the areas dealt with in the review. However, more important are issues like management, administrative and pedagogical competence and resources, as well as the establishing of effective institutional structures that are functional in achieving the overall project goals, as the project was about to enter the important phase of starting up teaching and training. The objective of the evaluation was to carry out a review of four projects within the education sector where the Norwegian Government through BN/NORAD has been a major financial contributor.