The Vice Principal for Instructions at the Light International School System or LISS along Airfield Shortcut in Monrovia, Mr. Benedict S. Nagbe says the strength of the school system lies in Science, rather than any other thing.
“We focus on Science here at this school because this is where our strength lies,” Mr. Nagbe notes at the Ninth Annual Science Fair of the Light International School.
According to Mr. Nagbe, the school brings its students together every year to observe an annual science fair for students to demonstrate what they have learned.
The annual fair, according to the school, is an educational activity for students to showcase their experiments or construction of models in science disciplines.
Students are allowed to present their science projects during the fair.
Mr. Nagbe indicates that due to the rapid growth in technology, there is no way people can live without making school – going – children to focus their attention on science courses.
At Light International School, he says, “This is where our strength lies.”
According to him, students are expected to start demonstrating their talents from Grade One to 12th grade.
“We hope to see parents bringing their children, who are lagging behind in the science subjects, because our pride here at Light International is to prepare students who will practicalize those things they will do [in] the future.”
House Speaker Bhofal Chambers, who attended the occasion, expressed strong satisfaction over the students’ performance.
Speaker Chambers says this is a manifestation of what education means by the assembling of young people to demonstrate their talents.
“We encourage them as they come to display their talents that they should be willing to always excel and be [able] to control themselves for them to have a place in the society,” Chambers notes.
A science fair experiment is a general competition where contestants present their science project results in the form of a report, display board, and/or models that they have created. Science fairs allow students in elementary, junior or high school to compete in science and technological activities.
LISS aims to promote and nurture science and scientific research among young innovators, recognizing and rewarding outstanding projects and providing a platform for winning students to represent Liberia at the International Science Fair.
By Lewis S. Teh –Edited by Winston W. Parley