Education System in Liberia.
The Liberian education system is recovering from a lengthy and brutally destructive period of civil unrest. Liberia is significantly behind most countries in the African region in nearly all education statistics. After 14 years of civil war, which resulted in the destruction of much of the country's trained workforce, the country is still in the process of rebuilding it's educational system. Girls are more likely to be married by the age of 18 than to know how to read. In addition, an article published with BBC stated, "Nearly 25,000 school-leavers failed the test for admission to the University of Liberia, one of two state-run universities". Many schools lack basic education material and teachers are poorly qualified, reports the BBC's Jonathan Paye-Layleh from the capital, Monrovia.