“Quality education is said to be the bedrock for building a solid foundation for socio-political and economic development in any nation. And as such, President George M. Weah must be extolled for providing tuition free opportunity for students attending the … University of Liberia (UL)”, says Liberian educator Samuel K. Sagbeh.
Speaking recently, the J.J. Roberts Methodist School Principal said the recent magnanimous gesture from President Weah must be accorded with more seriousness from students to help take the country to a noble destiny.
Mr. Sagbeh made the assertions in an interview with reporters recently, saying the president’s decision will help alleviate extra stress often encountered by parents and students in meeting educational demands for students at public universities, mainly UL.
The J.J. Roberts School principal observes that some students do not have the means of getting school fees on their own, but are yearning daily to attend school or obtain university education.
He appeals to President Weah to also extend the gesture by providing annual subsidies for private universities so as to enable them to lower their school fees.
Mr. Sagbeh believes that any attempt to improve human capacity building could serve as a vehicle for reducing mass illiteracy here.He adds that President Weah’s move is not just a giveaway, but also an added advantage.Mr. Sagbeh sees it as a challenge for Liberian students to study much harder in order to put their country on par with other countries.
By Emmanuel Mondaye–Edited by Winston W. Parley