Vice President Joseph Boakai
VP Boakai Nudges Youths On Education
By Calvin Brooks
MONROVIA, March 18 (LINA) - Vice President Joseph Boakai has challenged Liberian youths to remain steadfast in their educational sojourn for the future betterment of the country.
He observed that remaining focused was crucial, as Liberia has a youthful population that seems to be struggling with societal vices such as laziness, dependency and infatuation with the effortless amassing of material wealth.
The Liberian Vice President proffered the challenge Tuesday, when he addressed the University of Liberia (UL) undergraduate honors program titled “LUX IN TENEBRIS Scholars Program Third Annual Ceremony”, held at the UL Capitol Hill campus in Monrovia.
He lauded the venture to promote excellence in scholarship and character of certain students of the University.
VP Boakai emphasized that seeking excellence in scholarship and character is intended to inspire students to embrace their education with such devotion, focus and tenacity that it leads to their development.
At the same time, Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan, who inducted the 70 undergraduate scholars, maintained that the program is crucial to inspire other students to strive for excellence in their studies.
Minister Ngafuan said it was good to give recognition to students who perform with high degree of excellence in their studies at the university level in the country.
He hoped that more students will strive to obtain the 3.5 grade point to be part of the undergraduate honors program in the future.
In remarks, the Director of the LUX IN TENEBRIS Scholars Program, Mamawa Freeman Moore, said the program is intended develop the potential and ability of Liberian students to be competent in their careers.
Madam Moore pointed out that it was also intended to build the capacity of the students in research skills, to enable them investigate issues arising in the Liberian society and advance solutions.
She expressed delight that the Vice President was able to grace the LUX IN TENEBRIS Scholars Program Third Annual Induction ceremony, and hoped that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf would also attend the program to inspire students to strive for success in life.