The National Chairman of the former ruling Unity Party (UP) has underscored the need for Liberians to prioritize education, if the country should move forward.
Chairman Amin Modadsaid no nation can develop when its people are not educated to move the national agenda for growth and development.
Serving as guest speaker over the weekend at the first graduation exercise of the JuahSarwee Memorial Wallance Institute in New Kru Town,Bushrod Island he said without education it is impossible for a nation to achieve any major developmental drive.
Chairman Modad, businessman-turned politician noted that if some Liberians believe that education is not vital for national leadership, they should think again and notice the current status of Liberia.
He stressed that education is the basic for any sound leadership anywhere, including government, so it should not be taken for granted.
He urged graduates of the school to pursue higher education in order to prepare for challenges ahead, noting that Liberia is faced with serious economic problems.The UP chair also challenged the graduates not to limit their potential to excel due to the present economic environment in the country.
Chairman Modad emphasized that Liberian youth should be determined to transform their lives through education, which he described asa key to success. He noted that more than 15 students from the school who wrote the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) came out successfully.Editing by Jonathan Browne