The Susan Books African Methodist Episcopal Elementary and Junior High School valedictorian has told parents, school authorities and well-wishers that the only key instrument to reducing poverty is the education.
According to student Doris Kollie of the 9th grade class, for so long education has proven to be the only way out in every capacity of life and further cautions parents not to take education for their children lightly.
Student Kollie continues that without education among the people of a country, the nation is bound to fail, noting that education gives every human being the second thought that helps saves them from the worst.
She extends thanks and appreciations to her parents and teachers for impacting her and giving her the opportunity to be in school while some of her friends are still on the street helping to provide food for their parents.
But student Kollie also advises parents not to use their children as breadwinners while their age mates are all in school learning to better their future.
She also calls on the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of education to provide free education for all Liberian children, noting that some parents cannot afford paying their children’s school fees.
She observes that lot of her age mates are not in school but they are getting involved in things that destroy their future.
Also speaking, the principle of the School Rev. Abraham M. Sambo extends appreciations to parents for their cooperation during the academic year.
He also applauds teachers for their effort in making the school a better place for better learning.
“I want to extend my appreciation to all the qualified staff that are working hard so that the school remains on par with other schools. Today marks the 28th graduation program,” he concludes.
By Ben P. Wesee–Edited by Winston W. Parley