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Graduates urged to pursue higher education

The Chairman and Founder of the Bility Development Foundation has challenged graduates of the Seku Ibrahim Sheriff High School (SISHS) to pursue university education after completion of high school.

Speaking on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at the graduation ceremony of 55 students of the school who successfully passed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Mr. Musa H. Bility also called on parents to encourage their girls to pursue higher education, rather than introducing them to early marriage.

He stressed that empowering girls through education is critical towards the socio-economic development of Liberia.

He wants the empowerment of girls prioritized; noting that women play significant role in the transformation of any society and Liberia should not be an exception.

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Bility added that participation of every Liberian within the political process is essential to ensuring the country is governed democratically.

He specifically noted that the lack of active participation of members of the Muslim community is undermining their growth and development.

Meanwhile, the Principal of the Seku Ibrahim Sheriff High School Varmunyah S. Sheriff said, supervision of the education system is critical to strengthening Liberia’s human resource development.

Mr. Sheriff noted the lack of qualified instructors is hampering the learning potential of more Liberian students across the nation.

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He stressed a need for the Ministry of Education to enforce supervision of schools to ensure instructors are providing the relevant education to students.

For his part, the Head of the West African Examination Council(WAEC) Dale Gbotoe, urged the school to maintain its standard in the WASSCE, disclosing that 30 of the graduates obtained Division I in the 2021 examination.

Mr. Gbotoe added that the passes of the graduates have promoted the school’s image in the education sector. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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