14-Year-old Eugene Subah Wolokolie, an eighth grader at the Levi Williams Middle School in Congo Town, outside Monrovia has begun his political journey in primary school, promising to embark on several projects for the school.
Eugene is the newly elected President of the student government of the Levi Williams Middle School. He said it’s about time that students in the country learn under a conducive atmosphere, pledging that his leadership will install fans in the various classrooms on campus to help reduce the heat during classes.
Eugene made the vow Friday on campus when he and officials of his government were installed in office. Those installed include, Eugene Subah Wolokolie, President; Mariam Barrie (7th Grade) Vice President; Tred Sarvice (7th Grade) Speaker, and Henrietta Saamoi (7th Grade), Representative.
The Levi Williams student government President said learning in hot classrooms is a challenge that needs to be addressed and disclosed plan to construct a library for the school. He said setting up a modern library on campus cannot be overemphasized for any good learning institution.
“Helping to develop a very good library with modern books, electric equipment and DVDs will expose us to a lot of modern concepts”, he said.
“Enjoyment that books, and other modern academic technology provide should be accessible to students here at our school.” He commended faculty of the institution and all of his colleagues for entrusting him with leadership in these crucial times of challenges at the school.
“I shall take the lead as President to work with other officers, our school authority, and all of you parents and students to develop a modern library. We must work to develop a library that will attest to the excellence of our school”, said Eugene.
Performing the inaugural ceremony, Maryland County Junior Senator Gloria Musu Scott, urged the new leadership to respect their colleagues, who they represent.
Senator Scott urged members of the student government to emulate people with good leadership examples. The out-going Senator said students should know who to entrust with leadership, stressing, “it is the responsibility of students to choose good leaders in the school and the society at large.”
Meanwhile, the Maryland Country lawmaker has urged the students to refrain from stigmatization and tribalism, something she noted, has the propensity to promote disunity.