The Liberia Research and Development Networks (LRDN) has launched what they called a Youth Journal in Monrovia which will help develop and strengthen the research capacity of Liberian students.
According to the Deputy Director for Communication and Publication, Mr. P. Samuel Goweh there is a noticeable feeble research practice among students at various institutions of higher learning in Liberia even amongst both undergraduate and graduate programs; stating that even those students who endeavor in the field have little or no means of publication.
Releasing a press statement on behalf of the group, Mr. Goweh said that the Journal will focus on Youths aspiring to share their perspectives on issues affecting them as well as selected topics on broad areas of corruption, accountability, youth development education etc.
He further stated that research information and scientific knowledge make crucial contributions to meeting the challenges faced by many developing countries.
“Investment in research can drive economic growth, increase human capital, lead to the development of pro-poor products and technologies and provide evidence to inform policymakers and lead to international best practice,” he emphasized.
Mr. Goweh explained that the LRDN first edition this year emerges from the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #4 under the general topic: Inclusive and Equitable Education for all; Liberia under the Spotlight.