Former students of the Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC) and also beneficiaries of the USAID-Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development or EHELD scholarship program have commended these institutions for financing their educational sojourn.
They said the USAID- EHELD’s vast support towards education in Liberia worth commendation. The president of the students, who himself is a proud beneficiary of the EHELD-USAID scholarship in the department of Agriculture at the Cuttington University, said the program is definitely opting for the best for Liberia’s future generation by working to develop the minds of young people.
Mr. Fayiah Bouquet lauded the USAID-EHELD project for assisting several Liberian youth in obtaining degrees that have made them nation builders. Bouquet said the people of America must be appreciated by every Liberian for their interest in building Liberia’s human resource sector after a major decline as a result of civil war.
The young Agriculturist admitted that only a caring nation and people are always willing to offer their hard earned money and other resources to building the capacity of youth of another nation in this modern age.
Speaking over the weekend in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Bouquetsaid the USAID-EHELD scholarship has enabled them to realize their dreams and aspiration, which has placed them in a position to positively contribute to the rebuilding process of Liberia and the world at large.
Bouquet also lauded the LAC School System and the entire management of the plantation for their financial support, courage and commitment in helping them to become graduates of the Cuttington University.
He urged Liberian students to keep striving for academic excellence by being committed to their studies, adding only hard work leads to success.
Also speaking at the ceremony, the Chief of Party for the USAID-EHELD project, Yakpazuo Kolva, re-emphasized that academic excellence will lead students to reaping numerous benefits that could place them in a better position for the job market.
Kolva said he was proud that students, who graduated from the Cuttington University, could boast of attaining higher education due to the efforts of the American people
He indicated that 20 of the students sponsored by the USAID-EHELD project graduatedwith high marks and honor.
He thanked organizers of the appreciation program and said the USAID-EHELD team was truly honored by the decision of the beneficiaries to appreciate the American people for their tireless effort in supporting education in Liberia.
The Chief of Party urged students at the ceremony to study hard if they expect to come up with excellent results like their colleagues, who havegraduated and become marketable.
Meanwhile, the Human Resource Manager of the Liberian Agriculture Company Harry Attoh, congratulated the graduates and urged them to always remain focused in their future endeavors.
Edited by Jonathan Browne