Dr. Jacqueline MD, M.Sc. addressing graduates at the 54th annual Commencement ceremony of the Richard M. Nixon Institute at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship Center in Sinkor
American-based Liberian medical doctor, Jacqueline A. Wulu challenges graduates of the Richard M. Nixon Institute in Monrovia to keep pressing forward to become who they want to be in life.
Serving as guest speaker during the school’s 54th annual commencement ceremony recently in Monrovia, Doctor Wulu called on the graduates to determine their future by making right choices. “Do not give up. Life is all about choices. Make the best decision for yourself. Make the choice that you will be proud of,” she further urges.
Referencing her late grandfather’s favorite quotation, she notes: “If you don’t use your head, your body will suffer. That is the phrase that the late John Wulu, Sr. would say. In life, we should all have choices. You all made a choice to go to school and get an education. Don’t stop now; keep rising to the top. Make smart choices and decision and do not be distracted by those around you who may not want you succeed. Push yourself always to be great because I know you all can be great.”
Doctor Jacqueline Wulu is daughter of Dr. John and Josephine Wulu, Chairpersons of the John & Minnie Wulu School System (JMWSS), parent body of the Richard M. Nixon Institute.
In her motivational speech, she lauds the graduates for their exceptional performance in the West African Secondary Senior Certificate Exams (WASSCE) and calls on them to emulate her by always striving for excellence.
“Continue pressing forward to become who you want to be. Do not doubt that you are smart enough. I have to convince myself to be who I am today. You also have to convince yourself. You are more than enough. If I can make it, you too can make. Use your head always, never give up. Try again and again no matter how long it takes. Life is not a race; it is a journey to be enjoyed. And to enjoy, always make the right choices,” she asserts.She is Chief Resident Physician with specialty in Otolaryngology or Head and Neck Surgery at Boston University Medical Center in Massachusetts, America.
Meanwhile, all 36 senior (12th graders) students who sat the exams this year made a successful pass.
The principal of the school, AphonsoGoll attributes the success to the dedication and exceptional performance to both the students and the teaching staff.
The valedictorian, Ms Joan P. Morgan, encourages fellow graduates to keep aiming high and thanks her parents and teachers for the sacrifice.
Also speaking, the Chairman of JMWSS, Dr. John N. T. Wulu, Sr., reveals plan to reconstruct the Institute within the next two years and pledges to pay registration fees for all of the graduates at any tertiary institutions whether vocational or academic.
He expresses delight to come to Liberia with his family to witness this year’s exceptional commencement exercise, lauding parents, graduates and administrative staff for the ‘remarkable’ sacrifices.
The Vice President of the Stella Maris Polytechnic University, Dr. Franklin Dalieh, Sr., offered one-year scholarship to the valedictorian, Ms Joan P. Morgan, at any university of her choice in the country.The Richard M. Nixon Institute, named in honor of former United States President, Richard M. Nixon was founded by the late John Wulu, Sr. and wife Mrs. Minnie Wulu in the mid-1960s. The school is part of the John & Minnie Wulu School System. Editing by Jonathan Browne