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VP Boakai Stresses Need To Develop Human Capacity
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 Vice President Joseph Boakai 



VP Boakai Stresses Need To Develop Human Capacity
By Wilfred Gortor                                             

MONROVIA, August 10 (LINA) - Vice President Joseph Boakai has underscored the need for human capacity development with emphasis on periodic training and refresher programs in Liberia.

He said emphasis should also be placed on definite disciplines, especially in consideration of the vulnerably employed youth population and low productive capacity in Liberia.

He noted that it remains an indisputable fact that the economic growth of any society, to a large extent, depends on the collective skills, knowledge, and other tangible assets of individuals that can be harnessed to create economic values.

Speaking recently at the launch of the Center for Career Development (CCD) in Monrovia, VP Boakai opined that Liberia's current educational system does not give much emphasis to development of soft skills.

He said this has led to a deficit that has left a significant number of educated individuals in Liberia with limited soft skills for employment.

The Liberian Vice President stressed that emphasis should be given to soft skills development alongside the traditional higher education due to the increasing presence of private companies in Liberia, and the desire to grow the private sector and the Liberian economy as a whole.

"For a post-conflict country like Liberia, there is no better place to offer career pathways than ours," Boakai emphasized, adding, "We are a country that is struggling to pull itself further away from periods of setbacks occasioned by long-running civil conflict and underdevelopment."

Vice President Boakai wants the CCD to make viable contributions to the nation by tackling the perennial skills deficit, precarious employment situation, as the huge army of idle youth population in the country constitute a critical need in the nerve center of the nation's education program.

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