|MC Graduates 160 Students|
|Published on August 29, 2008||Email To Friend Print Version
By: Roland Perry
The Minister of Information Culture and Tourism, Dr. Laurence Bropleh, has praised graduates of the Monrovia Industrial College for pursuing quality education.
Dr. Bropleh who spoke on the topic: “Lift Liberia,” deriving from the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS), yesterday during the school’s 52nd graduation ceremony in Monrovia, said in order to lift Liberia, every Liberian needs to get involved with the nation’s development agenda.
He said Liberians need to disabuse their minds from the attitudes that perpetuate disunity, gross, selfishness, tribalism and forge ahead with the process of national reconciliation.
Minister Bropleh said principals and administrators of schools must not be complacent in molding the minds of Liberian students.
He noted that parents should not only pay school fees for their kids, but should also make sure that the children stay in school.
Dr. Bropleh himself a graduate of the Monrovia Industrial Collage, used the opportunity to pay homage to the school former President, Dr. Louise C. York, for the level of cooperation accorded him (Bropleh) when he served as Student Council President in the past.
The Information boss awarded a 4-year scholarship to student Tenneh Dalieh, for introducing him as Guest Speaker, in the “manner and fashion” which he noted best suited him.
Meanwhile, the Dux of the school, Ezekiel Philips, has urged the administration to consider the plight of the less fortunate who want to enroll at the school.
Mr. Philips who spoke on the topic: “The Storm Is Not over Yet,” admonished his follow graduates to be good ambassadors, and exhibit moral character in society.
He told the graduates that the joining to success has just begun, stressing that, “there is more ahead.”
The graduation ceremony took place on the Convocation Stage on the main campus of the University of Liberia.