The President of the Bong County Technical College, the Reverend Dr. John S. Flomo, on March 18, 2016, received the prestigious College President of the year 2015/ 2016 award from the Association of Montserrado Teachers.
Presenting the award in the Auditorium of the William V.S. Tubman Gray high school in Gbarnga, Bong County, the President of the Association – Joseph Deema, said, Dr. Flomo was selected after an assessment
conducted by the association.
According to Mr. Deema, although officials of the association had had no formal interaction with Dr. Flomo, the association, through some of its members, has been closely following the activities of Dr. Flomo. He challenged BTC President to remain focused in his quest to contributing immensely to the improvement of education in Liberia.
Mr. Deema further made it clear that it was the first time for the association to take its award ceremony outside Monrovia, noting that it was a result of his hard work and commitment. Receiving the award in the midst of faculty members and staff of the College, Dr. Flomo firstly expressed thanks and appreciation to God for his strength and courage to make impact on the education sector of Liberia.
Dr. Flomo acknowledged that had it not being for the contribution of all employees of the BCTC, he would not have received such honor. He further commended the Association of Montserrado Teachers for recognizing his work, vowing not to only contribute to the agriculture sector as a College President and Professor, but also providing scholarships for needy and desirous students of Liberia.
Dr. Flomo noted that Liberia’s education sector was at a cross- road and that all must be done by Liberians to contribute to its improvement. It can be recalled that the Distinguished International Alumni Award was bestowed upon Dr. Flomo by the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota in the USA on November 19, 2015 for his distinguished contributions to human development.
Dr. Flomo was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Blacology degree by the Blacology Institute in Fort Worth, Washington, Maryland USA in December 2015. Since he took over as President of the Bong County Technical College, Dr. Flomo continues to attract the admiration of the people of Bong County for his decision to have left other jobs in Monrovia for an offer from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as President of the College.
Dr. Flomo is a native of Bong County’s Jorquelleh Administrative District Two – specifically from the remote village of Gorgotha, from where no one taught someone could have come to contribute to Liberia’ s education.-Edited by George Barpeen