American International School, Formerly The American Cooperative School (ACS) Reopens in Monrovia

Monday, 8th October 2007
President Sirleaf dedicates the American International School in Monrovia.
President Sirleaf dedicates the American International School in Monrovia.
Photo Credit: Adama B. Thompson/Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has cut the ribbon marking the official opening of the American International School in Monrovia, formally known as the American Cooperative School. The President has also dedicated a new structure for the Haywood Mission Institute in Sinkor.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the President commended the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) for the project. The performance of LACE, the President noted, is a true testimony of the decision by the Liberia Educational Trust (LET) to choose the agency as an implementing partner. The President maintained that government alone cannot carry out the development process and called on other partners to assist.

In remarks marking the opening of the American International School, the President described as moderate, but significant, the terms under which the school will operate. The Chief Executive praised the Liberia Education Trust (LET) for being on target in line with its program.  

In remarks, United States Ambassador Donald Booth announced that his countryís support for basic education in Liberia will expand in 2008. Ambassador Booth thanked both President Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph Boakai for their unwavering support of the project.  

The total cost of the Haywood Mission Institute new school building is put at nearly sixty-four thousand U.S. dollars. The facilities include six classrooms, a teachersí lounge, and a reading room, among other features.