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House Speaker, Alex Tyler, says, the educational system of Liberia is at a zero level, and is in search of a hero.

“Do not allow what is best to stand in the way of your best, and if you can dream, you can also achieve it”, said the Speaker, when he launched a scholarship fund drive Wednesday, 4February for post-graduate students at the Cuttington University Graduate School in Sinkor, Monrovia.

The fund drive was organized by the Graduate Students Association of Liberia or GRASAL, for short.

Delivering the keynote address at the ceremony, graced by government officials, students and the media, Speaker Tyler said every man’s strength and success lie in his foundation.

Tyler said he was very impressed by the turnout of young people at the launch, who he noted, are up to the challenge, saying, “Graduate education is the way forward.”

The Speaker added that prospects for graduate education in Liberia are promising.

He assured that the Legislature is working closely with the Executive branch to ensure that an appropriate date is set for the reopening of schools, and the Legislative branch is committed to working with the Ministry of Education in deriving at that date.

Authorities of the ministry have set February 16th as official date for the resumption of academic activities across the country.

“The Government over nine years since I started work with the Legislative branch, has appropriated a significant amount in the highest sector, which is the educational sector and there is a need to relook at the structure because there is one thing to put money in and another to have a structure and putting things in place”, he said.

Speaker Tyler later launched the program with a cash contribution of US$1,000 and pledged another US$1,000.

In a brief interview with reporters following the program, Speaker Tyler, who is facing a serious corruption allegation, cautioned the media to do its work in a way that the country will not be harmed and there will be no fussing.

Meanwhile, the president of GRASAL, Kusee L. Armstrong, has vowed to do all he can to see his members or students in school.

Kusee appealed to various Universities in the country to delay registration in order to get those affected from the Ebola Virus in school.

By Rewina Juduh

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