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A new report launched by the Government of Liberia and a consortium of NGOs, has exposed the astonishing scale of sexual abuse of students in Liberian schools.‘Passing the Test – the real cost of being a student’ finds that almost one in five students, including both girls and boys, state that they have been abused by teachers or school staff.The Passing the Test report is based on interviews with 1,858 of students in Bong, Montserrado, Grand Bassa and Grand Gedeh Counties.The report, which reveals an alarming picture of widespread abuse of children and young people, says that nearly a third of students interviewed (32%) state that they are experiencing gender-based violence related to school. Significantly, this is more prevalent for boys (35%) than girls (29%).“Almost 18% of school girls and just over 13% of school boys reported having been asked for sex to get a better grade,” the report further says.‘Passing the Test’ contains specific recommendations for action to tackle the abuse, including, “Enforce the Code of Conduct among teachers and school administration staff; successfully prosecute child abuse cases. Prevent offenders from being reemployed in schools” and “Minimize indirect costs for parents of schooling, an important driver of abuse.”Speaking at the launch, Deputy Minister of Education (MoE) for Instruction, Madam Hawa Goll-Kotchi said “It is important that this report has come out at a time when the Education System in Liberia is going through reform. The Ministry is very keen on cleaning up the classrooms for all our children. One thing the MoE is taking on currently is to finalize and disseminate the National Teachers Code of Conduct to all schools across the country jointly with development partners. This will essentially put in place a robust monitoring framework to mitigate gender – based violence in our schools with more practical steps beginning academic 2014/2015.”Save the Children Country Director Ranjan Poudyal said “Today Government and NGOs have published research proving that sexual abuse is extremely widespread in Liberian schools. No child should have to suffer any kind of sexual abuse or violence. Sexual abuse damages children, and undermines their future. It is unacceptable that children need to risk abuse just in order to go to school. Save the Children believes that a school should be a place where children are secure and their rights to education, protection and development promoted. Save the Children hopes that these findings spark new urgency in attempts government, donors, civil societies and communities to put an end to these terrible abuses.”Sheila Donaghy, NRC Country Director in Liberia, too, stated, “The experiences shared by the brave students in the report being launched today, remind all of us of our duty to ensure that the rights of children and young people are promoted and protected. No student should have to suffer any kind of sexual abuse or violence in any environment and more specifically in our schools. It is very concerning that sexual exploitation and abuse of children, has become a norm in schools and communities. It is unacceptable that a child is asked for sex in exchange for grades. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) who globally promotes “rights respected and people protected” is very hopeful that the report launched today will build a foundation to ignite action that will steer Liberian children to enjoy their right to education and to feel protected in their schools and in their communities”‘Passing the Test’ has been published by a consortium of government and non-governmental agencies working in Liberian schools. The consortium includes Liberia’s Ministry of Education, Ministry of Gender and Development, the Association of Liberian Universities, IBIS, the Norwegian Refugee Council, Save the Children, and Concern Worldwide.The report is based on a research commissioned by IBIS, Concern Worldwide, Save the Children and NRC and carried out by Cuttington University in Liberia and Rutgers University in USA. This involved 120 group discussions with 1,858 students aged 10 to 20 years in four counties: Bong, Grand Bassa, Grand Gedeh and Montserrado.It studies gender-based violence perpetrated in Liberian schools by both teachers and students.The experience, or even the threat, of school related gender-based violence has devastating and long-lasting impact on children. This includes irregular attendance, dropout, poor school performance, and low self-esteem, which may follow them into their adult lives.Gender-based violence in school is a serious violation of children’s rights and directly contravenes the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Liberia is a signatory. All children, girls and boys, have the right to learn in a safe, protective environment.The Passing the Test report also finds that abuse does not stop at the school gates:96% reported they had experienced at least one form of abuse either at school or elsewhere30% of girls and 22% of boys reported that they had been forced to have sex when they didn’t want to at least onceThe report also provides a startling insight into some of the reasons abuse is so common.Financial hardship and indirect costs appear to be fuelling the problem. At times, children are asked for sex to get a better grade. In other occasions, they are asked for sex in return for money or help.‘Passing the Test’ also examines attitudes that foster abuse:46% of boys and 34% of girls agreed that ‘sexual violence and abuse is a normal part of a man-woman relationship’59% of boys and 63% of girls agreed that ‘men and boys sometimes have a good reason to use violence against women and girls’In some cases families appear to know about abuse, but do not act. One respondent replied that “The child may be sleeping with the teacher. The families are not proud but they may see this as a good connection for the child or a good source of cash. If the family is proud, it’s because they think the teacher will marry their daughter.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) ‘Abuse’ of children here ranges from ‘peeping’, touching breasts or penis, asking for sex in exchange for something, through to rape.
Three Cuban-trained Liberian medical specialists have returned to Liberia after successfully completing their studies in various medical fields including Clinical Engineering, Clinical Bio-analysis, and Radiology & X-Ray respectively. The three young medical professionals left the country in 2008 under a Cuba-Liberia Bilateral Scholarship Program to pursue advanced medical studies in that part of the world.According to a Foreign Ministry release, the three have acquired B.Sc Degrees from top Cuban medical institutions of learning. They include Mr. William Wesseh, B.Sc in Clinical Engineering, Mr. Michael Mator, B. Sc in Clinical Bio-analysis, and Varnjah Quincy Quiah, BSc in Radiology & X-Ray respectively.The release indicated that the three specialists are trained and back in Liberia with the requisite skills and knowledge to join other Liberian professional health experts who are impacting the country’s health sector, which is facing serious post Ebola technical and human resource challenges. Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the spokesman and head of the Liberian Foreign Students studying in Cuba, Mr. William Wesseh lauded the Cuban Government for the opportunity and the hospitality accorded them while undergoing their studies in Cuba.Mr. Wesseh said despite the major challenges faced while undergoing studies in Cuba, they were three out of 12 candidates from Liberia who successfully completed the studies while one female Liberian candidate is left behind with one semester to complete her studies.Wesseh paid special tribute to Foreign Minister Augustine K. Ngafuan and the Assistant Minister for American Affairs, Hon. Sie-Teba Neufville whom he emphasized, had been very supportive and instrumental in ensuring their return home.The release added that the field of Clinical Engineering basically deals with the purchase, installation, maintenance and repair of medical equipment or generally the regulation of medical equipment.Clinical Bio-analysis is concerned with laboratory diagnosis of different types of diseases within the human body; while Radiology and X-Ray (medical Radiography and medical radio-physics) deals with the use of ionizing radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases using CT-scan, MRI, ultra-sound, Mammogram and Radio-therapy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Lloris was pulled over in a routine stop at 2:20 am (0120 GMT) in Gloucester Place, central London.The 31-year-old was reported to have failed a roadside breathalyser test and has been released on bail to appear at Westminster magistrates’ court next month.After spending seven hours in a cell, Lloris, a married father of two, returned home on foot and refused to answer questions from reporters.“A man has been charged following a routine patrol stop in Gloucester Place, W1,” a Metropolitan Police spokesperson told AFP.“Hugo Lloris, 31, of East Finchley, was charged with drink driving on Friday, 24 August.“He has been bailed to return to Westminster magistrates’ court on Tuesday, 11 September.”France won their second World Cup with a 4-2 final win over Croatia, although Lloris was guilty of a bad mistake that allowed Mario Mandzukic to score in the Moscow title match.He had kept clean-sheets in France’s semi-final win over Belgium and their quarter-final success against Uruguay.Lloris signed a new Sh19mn (£150,000)-per-week deal at Tottenham during the summer as he was rewarded for another fine season.After leading France to their World Cup triumph, Lloris returned to domestic action with Tottenham.He featured in their opening two Premier League matches as Mauricio Pochettino’s side beat Newcastle and Fulham.Lloris is due to play for Tottenham in their league match at Manchester United on Monday.He has been with Tottenham since joining from Lyon in 2012, making 256 appearances for the north London club.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris charged with drink-drivingLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 24 – France’s World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has been charged with drink-driving after the Tottenham keeper was stopped by police in the early hours of Friday morning.Just weeks after playing a key role in France’s World Cup glory, Lloris’s reputation has been tarnished by his late-night antics.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed Jack Wilshere has undergone minor ankle surgery – as the midfielder’s prolonged first-team absence continues.The Gunners star has been out of action since the Premier League defeat to Manchester United on November 22.Wilshere has been on the bench for the league victory over Crystal Palace last weekend, but speaking to the media ahead of the match with Everton, Wenger admitted the 23-year-old will miss the showdown with the Toffees.“Jack had a little surgery on his ankle because it was irritating him a bit, but it’s a very minor procedure so he will be out for a few days,” Wenger told reporters.“It was planned to be done at the end of the season and because he had an irritation with it we decided to do it now and it’s just a few days. Next weekend will be quick but I don’t know exactly when he will be back but it will be days not weeks.” 1 Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere
Can you sing? Can you play an instrument? Are you an amazing mimic or do you have a very special talent?Then Arena 7 is the place for you to be later this month.Donegal’s hottest entertainment venue is sending one person (and a friend of their choice!!) to Dubai to have the time of their lives and to take part in the Destination Dubai Talent Competition. What have you to do to qualify?All you have to do is to read the poster below and get working on your act!ARENA 7 LAUNCHES DESTINATION DUBAI TALENT CONTEST was last modified: September 14th, 2011 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:Arena 7Destination Dubai
Buncrana Cllr Ciaran McLaughlin has raised concerns over traffic lights at Kearneys pass, Cockhill.Cllr Ciaran McLaughlinHe said “When the lights are red, some motorists are driving through without stopping. Listening to the concerns of local residents at the doors, they are saying that an accident is not far away and if drivers don’t have a little patience or stop, when the lights are red then we could have a serious collision at Kearneys pass.”The Sinn Fein councillor added that long ago these same lights were not functioning properly at all. “The red lights took an age to change but I am calling on all motorists to have paitence and stop at the junction when the lights are red and in so to prevent a serious accident,” he added. ELECTION 2014: McLAUGHLIN WARNS TRAFFIC LIGHTS ARE ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN was last modified: May 12th, 2014 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:buncranaCllr Ciaran cLaughlindonegaltrafic lights
16 August 2013 South Africa’s Imperial Logistics has entered into a joint venture with international advisory and procurement firm The Beijing Axis to improve its international supply chain management in Asia. The partnership will enable Imperial and its clients to benefit from increasing trade between Africa and Asia, according to Imperial’s chief integration officer, Cobus Rossouw. “This joint venture produces a team with the ability to build a seamless distribution channel from China – and other Asian, low-cost manufacturing countries – to Africa, and vice versa,” Rossouw said this week. It is expected to boost both firms’ operations in the mining, construction and industrial sectors. “We can support manufacturing up-time, capital project feasibility and cost optimisation,” he said. “This is possible through sourcing, delivering and managing competitively priced, high quality goods. Such wares include raw materials, consumables, maintenance, repair and operations items, construction material and capital equipment. “The Beijing Axis experience and expertise in low-cost country sourcing and international logistics will support our clients and expand our ability to serve their needs in Asia-Africa business initiatives,” Rossouw said. It will also provide operational and strategic support to Imperial’s clients expanding into Asia. The Beijing Axis currently has offices in China, Singapore, Australia and South Africa. “Our joint venture with The Beijing Axis reflects Imperial Logistics’ commitment to ensuring that our clients are positioned to take advantage of global mega-trends like the shift of economic and political power from West to East, and from developed to developing markets,” Rossouw said. SAinfo reporter “The Beijing Axis’ work is always cross-border – supporting international firms as they act in unfamiliar territory in China and Asia, or supporting Chinese and Asian firms as they venture out and go global,” said Beijing Axis managing director Kobus van der Wath.
The hosts took the lead when Mario Goetze was fouled in The hosts took the lead when Mario Goetze was fouled in the area and Gomez banged home the 13th-minute penalty.Napoli defensive midfielder Hamsik made Slovakias first clear chance count by drilling home the equaliser on 40 minutes and his long-range shot gave Leno no chance on his debut. The goal fired up the visitors who then took the lead a minute before the break when striker Duris slipped his marker and floated his header past Leno.The skies opened during the half-time break as torrential rain pelted the pitch and the black clouds mirrored Loews dark scowls as he trudged off.The match resumed with pools of water on the surface and Slovakia profited from the deluge.Kuckas speculative shot looked set to be gathered by Ter Stegen, on for Leno, only for the ball to roll between his legs on 52 minutes.It was virtually identical to the own-goal the Barcelona shot-stopper leaked against the USA in Germanys 4-3 friendly defeat in Washington in June 2013.Loew must now cut four names before submitting his 23-man squad for Euro 2018 before midnight on Tuesday while Slovakia coach Jan Kozak is set to name his on Monday.Germany have one more warm-up match, against Hungary in Gelsenkirchen on Saturday, the same day Slovakia host Northern Ireland in Trnava.Germany play their first Euro 2016 match in Group C against Ukraine on June 12 in Lille, the day after Slovakia open their campaign against Wales in Bordeaux. AFP SSC SSCadvertisement