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LINA PM Wants Home Arts, Cosmetology At Degree Level
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Project Manager of the Liberia News Agency (LINA), Jay Nagbe Sloh

 

 

 

 

LINA PM Wants Home Arts, Cosmetology At Degree Level

By Robert Dixon

MONROVIA, June 29 (LINA) -The Project Manager of the Liberia News Agency (LINA), Jay Nagbe Sloh, is calling on the University of Liberia and other higher institutions of learning to consider offering Home Arts and Cosmetology as degree programs.

He said this is necessary considering the growing demand for home arts and cosmetology services in the country.

According to the Liberia News Agency, Mr. Sloh made the call Saturday when he served as keynote speaker at the 12th graduation exercises of the Maryann Cheeseman School of Home Arts and Cosmetology Accelerated Vocational Training Program (AVTP) in Monrovia.

Meanwhile, Mr. Sloh has called on the Liberian Government to adequately fund the school to make it responsive to the growing demand for home arts and cosmetology services in the country.

He also commended the graduates for choosing home arts as a career.

In remarks, the acting Coordinator of the school, Dehlein B. Gbor, commended the school’s Parents Teachers Association (PTA) for its support over the years and assured the preparedness of the school’s instructional staff to impart sound knowledge into their children.

Gbor said despite the financial difficulties the school is facing it has the required, qualified instructional staff to impart the type of education that will make students marketable in society.

Also speaking, the Director of Technical and Vocational Education at the Ministry of Education, Mr. Sekou Dukuly, admonished the graduates to put into practice the skills and knowledge acquired for the betterment of the country.

Dukuly pledged the Ministry of Education’s commitment to begin supporting the school next academic year.

About 28 females received certificates in Pastry, Flower Making, Tie and Dye, Tailoring, Interior Decoration, Weaving, Pedicure and Barbing, Styling, Braiding and Perming, among others disciplines.
LINA RD/TSS/PTK

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