The chairperson of the Larkay-ta Branch of the Gbaisue Vocational School of Professional Driving in Margibi County, James Floma Sirleaf, has called on Margibi District#5 Representative, other government officials and philanthropists to help the school in repairing one of its vehicles as well as other assistances to improve the institution.
The driving school, established under the auspices of the Gbaisue Development Association in district #5, Weala, Margibi County, accepts students from all parts of the county who are interested in enrolling.
Speaking to reporters recently in Kakata at the administrative building during the second graduation exercise, Mr. FlomoSirleaf disclosed that one of school’s vehicles was damaged in an accident during the first phase of the graduation.
He said the second phase graduation was successful as it enabled the administration to generate money to repair the vehicle, but the work is incomplete.
Mr. Sirleaf appealed to Liberians, who want to see the minds of the youths developed to come to the aid of the school.
Speaking further, he said the school graduated 23 students during the exercise, a number he described as huge, expressing confidence that the graduates can make a difference in the driving profession in Liberia.
According to him, the graduates are 95 percent prepared to ply the streets because the received full attention from their instructors and spent more time on practical exercises than the theoretical aspect of driving.
Mr. Sirleaf said the first phase of the training was held on March 2, 2015 in Larkay-ta Township involving 20 students. According to him, the institution is one of the cheapest driving schools in the country.
For his part, Larkay-ta Township Commissioner Omega Moses Sawyer, who is also member of staff, urged the graduates to praciticalize the knowledge acquired. Mr. Sawyer said during training, students are encouraged to think critically, stressing that a driver should think logically and critically before moving a vehicle.
– By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi – Editing by Jonathan Browne