Deputy Education Minister for Planning, Research and Development, Alton V. Kesselly is admonishing Liberian teachers to discharge their duties with diligence and commitment.
Speaking at the Liberia Mobile Teacher Training College’s fourth cycle graduation ceremony over the weekend in Gbarnga, Bong County, MinisterKesselly said the classroom is a field of passion and professionalism.
Serving as a guest speaker, he explains that if Liberia must be developed, it is necessary for future leaders to be adequately nurtured to take on the mantle of leadership.
Minister Kesselly challenges those who have created passion for the profession to take advantage of teacher training colleges across the country before entering the classroom.
The Deputy Education Minister observes with sadness, the increased number of unqualified teachers in the classroom; something he says is detrimental to the rebuilding process of the educational sector.
He explains further that the Ministry of Education is currently instituting a vigorous monitoring system to ensure that the right people are in the classroom.
For his part, the valedictorian, Oglas Kamara calls on his colleagues to demonstrate sincerity and good behavior in their various institutions.
Kamara says teachers as givers of knowledge, need to demonstrate high level of professionalism in the discharge of their duties for the betterment of the society.By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong—Edited by Winston W. Parley