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Train Young Liberians Rather than Hiring Foreigners-Liberia's first female Maritime Educator to Government

Liberia 4Liberia's first female Maritime Educator, Mrs. Miatta Sonie Sherif has advised the Government to invest in training  young Liberians rather than engaging the services of expartriates in the maritime industry.

 "It is now hard times that policymakers see the need to invest in building the capacity of Liberians especially the young ones to take charge of Liberia’s maritime resources given the fact that the few professionals in the sector are aging. Giving our Maritime sector to foreigners to manage is a risk we don't want to toy with," Mrs. Sherif emphasized.

She obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Maritime Education and Training in 2019 from the World Maritime University in Sweden to become the first Liberian woman to achieve such feat. 

As part of requirements to acquire the degree, Mrs. Sherif presented a dissertation on the topic: “The development of Maritime Education and Training in Liberia: a historical perspective”.
 

 

 

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