American Corporative School Coming Back to Liberia

Tuesday, 10th April 2007
US Ambassador Donald Booth and Foreign Minister George Wallace signing the memorandum of understanding on behalf of their respective governments.
US Ambassador Donald Booth and Foreign Minister George Wallace signing the memorandum of understanding on behalf of their respective governments.
Photo Credit: Adama B. Thompson/Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the governments of the United States and Liberia, paving the way for the creation of the new American International School in Monrovia, previously known as the American Cooperative School (ACS).

In remarks at the signing, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf expressed gratitude to the United States Government for the strong partnership Liberia continues to enjoy. The ceremony, the President said, represents a significant step on Liberiaís long road to recovery. The President noted that the decision to reopen the American International School is a clear indication that Liberia is a place where people can reside and where quality education can be provided to children from all walks of life. The President thanked the Alumni association of the school, particularly US Ambassador Donald Booth for his steadfastness in ensuring the re-opening of the school.

According to an Executive Mansion release, United States Ambassador Donald Booth and Foreign Minister George Wallace signed for their respective governments.
 
For his part, U.S. Ambassador Donald Booth pledged his governmentís support to the Johnson Sirleaf Administration. Ambassador Booth said the opening of the American International School of Monrovia, underscores the return of peace, stability and hope to Liberia.  The presence of School, the Ambassador pointed out, would make it easier to attract skilled people, foreign and Liberian to live and work in Liberia.

Foreign Minister George Wallace noted that the American International School will form the bridge between peoples of the two countries.

Also present at the signing ceremony were members of the Board of the American Consolidated School, Education Minister Dr. Joseph Korto and senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.