A university professor has challenged students graduating from various schools across the country to pursue further education as long as there is an opportunity for them to continue their academic sojourn.
Mulbah B. Sumo, professor at the African Methodist Episcopal (AME- Zion) University in Monrovia, made the admonition to graduates recently at a program marking the close of his educational philosophy and health classes.
45 students acquired knowledge in philosophy and health education to hold the program.
According to Prof. Sumo, getting more education enables a person to withstand the difficult circumstances of life. He, therefore, urged the students to continue focusing their attention on furthering their education.
He added that being well educated helps to make an individual undertake any given task whenever assigned to do so.
“Don’t ever be satisfied with your level of education at the moment. Always put yourself in the position to further your education whenever there is an opportunity. This will enable you to represent yourself and your country,” he advised the graduates.
According to him, the age of anyone desirous of learning should not serve as a barrier once there was the time set aside for study.
“Continue to claim the hope for a better future,” he added as the graduates gave him a round of applause.
He then challenged the graduates to step out in their communities and impart the knowledge acquired to others.
Prof. Mullah also disclosed plans for his school to shortly introduce courses for primary education.
For his part, the Dean for Liberal Arts College at the A.M.E Zion University, Felix B. Dorbor, underscored the need for more attention to be given to primary education to better prepare school going age Liberians for the future.
“Education is a constraint for our country and requires more attention. To meet that demand, there is a need that we prioritize primary education.
Mr. Dorbor used the occasion to call on the graduates to be professional in their respective daily activities.
Lecturer of philosophy and Health education, Veronica D. Yemi, used the occasion to call on government to improve education by providing scholarships for students who want to study in the area of education at the country’s various universities.
While closing the event, student leader, Marcus F. Gonatua pleaded with his colleagues not to compromise their educations in whatever they intend to do.
He cautioned them to see the teaching profession as a place of sacrifices and not one of wealth.