Category Archives: Booker Washington Institute

Booker Washington Institute Overview 

Booker Washington Institute Overview The Booker Washington Institute (BWI) is a public, post-secondary school in Kakata, Margibi County, Liberia. Founded in 1929 as the Booker Washington Agricultural and Industrial Institute, it was the country’s first agricultural and vocational school. BWI was founded with assistance from Americans and is named after American educator Booker T. Washington. Located east of… Read More »

Booker Washington Institute History

Booker Washington Institute History During the 1920s Liberian President Charles D. B. King visited the United States and toured the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama founded by Booker T. Washington. Upon his return to Liberia, President King hired Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s first African-American graduate, Robert Robinson Taylor, to design a campus for a similar school in Liberia. The… Read More »

Booker Washington Institute Academics  

Booker Washington Institute Academics The school was Liberia’s first agricultural and vocational school. It is located about 41 miles (66 km) east of Monrovia, country’s capital city. As of 2014, BWI has approximately 1,800 students enrolled at the 1,000-acre (400 ha) rural campus in Margibi County near the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute in Kakata. BWI has a computer lab… Read More »