The executive director of Liberia Returnee Network Incorporated (LRNI) E. Tyrone Marshall has described says vocational education is a strong key toward growth and development. “When youth achieve quality vocational education, it brings development,” he said.
Director Marshall said citizens who do not have the opportunity to be schooled thru academic program but the privilege to achieve vocational education can help to reduce abject poverty here.
Marking remarks at the second cycle orientation of the Liberia Returnee Network Vocational Training program in Monrovia on Friday, 2 December Mr. Marshall said imparting vocational education into Liberian youth in times like these was necessary as it will help them to become productive in society.
He also emphasized that the institution has not been established to teach women and men, but rather pupils, who will be respectful and willing to adhere to whatever positive instructions that will come from their facilitators or instructors.
“Knowledge is not just about learning, but the way you learn it and apply it,” Mr. Marshall noted. The LRNI boss said over the period of four years the institution has been in existence without any support from government, adding that despite lack of support, it has moved into several places, teaching agriculture programs to desirous pupils.
He said this year; the institution graduated 160 pupils which is a significant progress. According to him, each training cycle is for nine months with a fee of 2,600LRD per student The second cycle orientation brought together several personalities and local individuals.
By Zee Roberts-Editing by Jonathan Browne