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Ex-Superintendent Wants Liberians Preserve Culture
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Ex-Superintendent Wants Liberians Preserve Culture

By D. Ignatius Roberts, LINA Grand Cape Mounty County Correspondent

ROBERTSPORT, June 23 (LINA) -Former Grand Cape Mount County Superintendent, Catherine Watson, is cautioning Liberians not to allow Western culture override the culture of their native land.

She said placing Western culture above Liberian culture is one of the major factors responsible for the bad attitude of young people in Liberian society today.

Superintendent Watson made the statement Sunday when she served as keynote speaker at the graduation program of the Government Demonstration Elementary School in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County.

According to Madam Watson, there is a dire need for Liberians to develop the practices of Liberian tradition and culture so that their heritage will not lose its essence.

She attributed the increase in crimes, such as human rights abuse, armed robbery, drug use and human trafficking to the dominant role Western culture plays in the lives of many Liberians.

Speaking on the theme: “Education is the key to success,” Madame Watson said it will be impossible for the young people of Liberia to fully participate in the rebuilding of their nation when they are not educated.

The Liberian educator observed that despite efforts by the government to promote sound and quality education, some students do not demonstrate interest in education.

She called on parents not to relent in supporting their children’s education so that they can become efficient, productive and responsible future leaders.

Earlier, Principal R. Momolu Kemokai expressed appreciation to instructors of the school for the professional manner in which they conducted themselves during the school year.

He, however, lamented that the school, which has an enrolment of over 300 students, does not have a laboratory and library for students and teachers to undertake research.

He is therefore appealing to Government and education-related organizations to help the school obtain the two facilities for improved learning at the school.



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