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 The Liberia Maritime Training Institute (LMTI) has graduated its 2nd batch of 24 young Liberians who have completed a full two-year study to earn an Associate degree in marine engineering.

The  24 graduates include  4 females and 20 males.

President George Manneh  Weah, who should have served as the guest speaker, could not  perform his role due to the heavy down pull of rain, which led to the cancellation of the graduation celebration to later date, said that the LMTI  family should make place available for  graduation purposes.

The Liberian President described the cadets as a people who can with stand pressure like what happened during their joyful day. He encouraged the graduates to pursue their professional well.

" The rain means a lot of things. The cadets  are ready to move on the sea. You see how tough they were under the rain, that mean readiness. Imagining they were on the ship and rain falling and thunder came. Congratulations fellow cadets  because you guys are prepare," President Weah  asserted.

Among other things,  the Liberian leader  pointed out that the cadets need more and stronger facility, urging the Maritime to build a new graduation center and with the response from LMTI Chairman they will build something new and good for any problem.

Abraham Avi Zaidenberg, LMTI  Chairman  disclosed  that the second batch graduates mark a historic moment in maritime annuals of the Republic of Liberia.

" Today demonstrate how public and private partnerships can be used to directly impact the man power development of the people's in the surrounding of which it exist,"  Chairman Zaidenberg said.

LMT Chairman added that there has been a rave review of the performance of the first batch of cadets from the LMTI, saying they are doing well.

 He mentioned that six of the graduates, who were sent to the Regional Maritime University (RMU) in Ghana,  have consistently maintained the Dean List and have received many certificates for their outstanding academic performance.

" We continue to receive positive responses  from those graduates who were sent on board vessels and those who are assigned at port facilities. All these positive feedbacks are simply telling us you continue to do what we do and even more,” he stated.

Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) Commissioner Eugene Lenn Nagbe disclosed  that the trained seafarers  are in high demand worldwide and Liberia as a great Maritime nation must prepare its youth employment by providing requisite professional training.

He added that the partnership has been built firmly on a foundation of mutual respect and progress for the greater good of the Liberia society.

For his part, the General Manager of LMTI, Tal Hendler,  appreciated  the graduates for their resilience and challenged them to be Ambassadors  of the institution.

Mr. Hendler said that those graduates  who  completed the two years of extensive training are celebrated. He added that the class is exceptional  because everyone rose to  the challenges of the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic.

" Your resilience and  adaptability were seen during these difficult pandemic times. I believe that with these attributes, together with skills and values acquired during the training, many possibilities and happy moments await you in the years ahead," he  told them.

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