Liberia's President Sirleaf: 'We've made progress but there's much more to do'

Published on 19 June 2011

Since taking office in early 2006 as Africa's first elected woman president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has become a prominent leader in a tough job. (..) We've seen a big increase in education. Enrollment has shot up so much – a 40% increased enrollment in the public schools, and most of them are girls. By enforcing compulsory primary education; by making sure, through the World Food programme, that kids get a lunch, a hot meal, while in school; by giving free uniforms – that has brought up the school population.

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