House Speaker Bhofal Chambers has encouraged students, mainly high school students to comport themselves so that the future can have a brighter place for them. Speaker Chambers wants students develop the sense of willingness, readiness and preparedness to demonstrate their talents in order to excel to the top.
Speaker Chambers made the statement on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at program marking the Nine(9th) Annual Science Fair of the Light International School System(LISS) when he officially declared the science fair open. Listen to him: “The assembly of young people to demonstrate what they have learned in the classroom outside here today is a manifestation of what education means. As they have come to display their talents, let me encourage them, that they should be willing, ready and prepare to always excel and be able to comport themselves so that the future can have a place for them.”
Every year, a formal program is organized by the LISS called a Science Fair for students to showcase their practical science technology to parents and special invitees. Explaining the significance of the program to journalists was the Vice Principal for Instruction, Mr. Benedict Nagbe, who noted that the science fair project helps prepare their students ahead of time to choose which career to pursue right after completing high school, and at the same time, improve their speaking skills.
According to him, LISS aim is to promote and nurture science and scientific research among young innovators by recognizing and rewarding outstanding projects and providing a platform for winning students to represent Liberia at the international science fairs level.
Nagbe furthered: “In our school system, each year we help our students to observe the science’s day. It is a great time and they always get excited about tryout. Now they can start doing the in-depth thinking on their own, as they develop a science project about a topic that best interests them. This is one of the easiest ways to enhance our students’ interest in science and technology.”
Among other things, he mentioned that the Science Fair enables their students to share their projects and ideas with people outside, adding that this attaches values to the social development of their students.
The Ministry of Education says it has been making several interventions to improve the learning outcomes as well as the competencies of all levels through the Government of Liberia. In a press release issued in Monrovia, the ministry said the WASSCE Tutorial Project is one of the interventions where twelfth graders have been receiving free tutorial in the nine WASSCE subjects.
The Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) in collaboration with the Liberia Anti- Corruption Commission(LACC) has held a two- day cross section of procurement compliance workshop for local authorities in the central region of Liberia aimed at strengthening transparency and accountability with government resources in local public offices.
Alfalit Liberia has commenced the training of 216 teachers for its 2019 Adults Literacy Program in Liberia. The training is benefiting the newly recruited teachers as well as the old teachers from Montserrado, Bong, Bomi, Margibi and Grand Bassa Counties.
The training is aimed at preparing the teachers for this 2019 program circle that is expected to enroll 4,000 adult learners across all the Alfalit operating counties.
UNESCO Liberia at the weekend ended a two-day workshop in Monrovia on ICT in Education, with participants building a consensus on a framework and strategy for a draft national policy on ICT in Education in country. The workshop is part of a UNESCO-CFIT project sponsored by the People’s Republic of China in collaboration with Liberia’s Ministry of Education.
Alfalit Liberia has received a huge consignment of books from its Mother Organization, Alfalit International based in Miami, Florida USA as part of efforts to boost its adult literacy program this 2019 across its 5 literacy counties.
The books, which arrived early this March and offloaded on Monday, March 4, 2019, comprise of different categories of literacy books for adult learners and teachers within the program.
The Liberia YMCA has held graduation for 450 trainees of the YMCA Computer Training Program. The program was held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the YMCA National Headquarters in Monrovia. This year’s graduation was held under the theme: “Youth Empowerment through Technology.”