Cuttington's Faculty & Staff

Faculty Spotlight

Dean/ College of Education & Director/Student Upward

Bound (SUB) Program

Mr. Theodore V.K Brown, Sr., Associate Professor

Mr. Brown is an alumnus of the University, class of 1970. In his duties as Dean, he oversees all faculty,
staff and the curriculum of the School of Education. In addition, Mr. Brown teaches several advanced courses. Mr. Brown is proud of the fact that the School of Education at Cuttington is the only unit in
the country that has all instructors with masters' degrees.

Mr. Brown also serves as a leading expert on teacher education. He is often called upon to participate
in and direct national and international education training programs. He recently concluded the ECSEL Project (European Commission Support to Education in Liberia) sponsored by the European Union
and the Education Sector Study/Reforming Education in Liberia Project that was commissioned
by the Ministry of Education.

The ECSEL - MOE Project catered to 300 In-service teachers from three counties
(Bong, Margibi and Bomi). One hundred seventy (170) of the 300 in-service
teachers graduated with the C-Certificate on May 14, 2011.

The Education Sector Study/Reforming Education in Liberia Project was also coordinated
by Associate Professor Theodore V.K. Brown, Sr.. The Association of Liberian Universities
(ALU) with several renowned academicians and lawyers served as panelists that produced
some of the finest "papers" in the history of Liberian Education which brought together
over 350 stake holders and international donors and observers in a National Education
Consultative Conference that lasted for three (3) days, February 3 - 5, 2011 at Cuttington
University. The objective of the Conference was to receive the findings and recommendations
from the Education Sector Studies and to develop and endorse a set of policies that will govern
initiatives of the Ministry's Sector during the decade 2011 - 2020. The project featured eight (8) major studies:

1. Early Childhood Development

2. Basic Education

3. Tertiary Education

4. Technical & Vocation Education

5. Teacher Education

6. Decentralization and Management and

7. Law Reform Act

Usefulness of the Education Sector Study/Reforming Education in Liberia Project:

1. University lecturers and professors and renowned lawyers had the opportunity to
meet and take an indebt critical look at the Education Program of the Country.

2. The Studies probed deep into the various sub-sectors of the Education program and
analyzed the deficiencies that have stagnated the progress of the Education Sector.

3. The Studies revealed to a significant extent the internal and external deficiencies of
the Education Sector.

4. The Studies produced significant findings that are critical to the advancement of the
education system of Liberia.

5. The Studies produced concrete and realistic recommendations for correcting the
perennial problems that have strangulated the advancement of the Education system.

6. The 'Studies' contributed significantly to the development of realistic education plans and policies.

7. The 'Studies' will provide guidance to donors and collaborating partners thus enabling them
to know the country's educational priorities.

8. The 'Studies' and the "Conference Outcomes" provide literature (facts and figures)
for research opportunities.

9. The 'Studies' and the "Conference Outcomes" provide avenues for the production of a distinctive
caliber (quality) of Education System that when effectively nurtured, supported and sustained will breed brilliant intellectuals and scholars who will play major roles in deciding the destiny and fate of Liberia.

10. The 'Studies' and the "Conference Outcomes" will serve as a guiding principle in producing the
cohort of teachers who will effectively and efficiently manage and deliver the education curriculum thus adequately interpreting the educational philosophy and simultaneously setting the pace for an easy transition from early childhood to primary, secondary and finally to tertiary education.

11. The Studies offered an opportunity to university instructors in local institutions of higher
learning to collaborate in research, to get acquainted closely on a professional level and to
work with other partners such as the data collectors, already trained by LISGIS in the
various counties. Besides, it was a hand-on experience which made us to get clear picture of
the level of destructions of our education system.

12. The Studies were a learning experience for the Decentralization and Management
panel as it provided significant facts about the structure of the Education System.

13. The Ministry of Education has proven a point: that Liberians are capable of planning
and implementing projects and programs that international partners will rely on to carry out; and

14. Finally, the study resulted to the hosting of the National Education Consultative Conference that was
held at Cuttington University February 3-5, 2011 that brought together a cross-section of the Country's
best brains, stake holders and international donors that deliberated on the issues, findings and recommendations of the study and formulated policies that will serve as the guiding principles of the education system for the decade 2011 - 2020 thus meeting the goal of the "Sector Study" and the "Conference" which was to receive the findings and recommendations from the Education Sector
Studies, develop and endorse a set of policies that will govern the initiatives of the Ministry's
Sector during this decade (2011 - 2020).

Thank you.

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