The President of the Stella Maris Polytechnic Mary L. Brown has expressed optimism that Liberia will soon have scientist. She made the comment at the Liberian-Turkish International School on 24th Street, Sinkor during its Third Annual Science Fair on Friday, April 19, 2013.
“This is my first time coming to this school, but I have hear lot of things about this school and I think Light International is a School to be in partnership with, because in time to come Liberia will soon have a scientist,” said Brown.
Serving as keynote speaker at the program which brought together government officials, parents, guardians and other schools around Monrovia, she advised both students and teachers to continue on their hard and dedicated work to produce a Liberian scientist. At the occasion, students made public exhibition of some of the technical skills they learned.
Giving a brief history of the Science Fair, student Rashidatus Diallo of the 7 grade class said the Liberian-Turkish International School started what is known as the science fair in 2011.
She said the program is geared towards the application of science for practical purpose, saying “it is done every academic school year to show the talent of the pupils especially in the sciences including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Agriculture, and Computer science.”
She continued that the institution is strongly of the conviction that science is not just mere theories but has the practical aspect which can be visualized for excitement and encouragement. She pointed out that during the science fair, several experiments are performed and theories that accompany these experiments are vividly explained.
Making a remark at the program, the Chief Medical Officer of the Jackson F. Doe Hospital said it is a shame that Liberia one of the oldest countries in Africa was once the larger rubber producer in the world, but could not boast of any rubber material apart from gaga ball.
He however encouraged the students to take advantage of the knowledge that teachers are imparting in them, while encouraging the teachers to continue doing their best, for Liberia to have a bright future.
Nedia G. Warner and Rony G. Massaquoi were the two students who participated in the International Environmental Project Olympiad in Azerbaijan, Baku Asia and brought Bronze medals back home to Liberia.