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Youth Ministry to Reactivate Cadet Program

The Ministry of Youth and Sports is training more than 100 cadets who will be provided short-term employment in the public sector. National Coordinator of the Cadets Program at the Ministry, Samuel K. Mappy, said the one-week intensive training will build the capacities of the participants in the areas of communication and team building, leadership, office ethics and skills.

Mappy said the training will also include e-mail etiquette and basic computer skills, among others. The workshop being held under the theme ‘’Building Minds and Enhancing Skills of Youth in Public Service,’’ is also meant to re-introduce the cadet-system and empower young people to take up challenges.

The cadet system in the Liberian government started in the 1950s, but became dormant as a result of the civil conflict. Mr. Mappy told the Liberia News Agency Wednesday that amongst the participants are two physically challenged persons – a female and male. He added that female participants comprise 37 percent of the total number of participants, while male participation is 63 percent.

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He explained that the exercise is being carried out in collaboration with the ‘’President’s Young Professionals’’, a group that recruits and trains young people for public service.

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