Montserrado County District # 4 Representative aspirant Terrance T. Doe on Sunday called on graduates of the Paynesville Central Academy (PCA) to focus on the priorities in their search for opportunities.
Mr. Doe was giving the address at the school’s 22nd graduation ceremony at the Effort Baptist Church, near the Paynesville Town Hall, outside Monrovia. He noted that there are opportunities behind obstacles and therefore they should remain stronger in the future pursuit of their various careers.
He told the graduates that they should welcome competition if they want to succeed because “Competition strengthens while challenges weaken an individual’s resolve to succeed.”
Doe said competition exposes one’s weaknesses and grants “you the opportunity to move on the same footing with your peers who think as you do and wish to become what you have envisioned for yourself.”
‘’The world is a competitive one and so many people, institutions and countries strive daily to advance instead of remaining at the same position.’’
He commended the graduates for beginning their academic journey. He also cautioned them to compete for higher education by going to university and working hard to earn degrees.
Doe promised an initial contribution of arm chairs, desks and zincs to renovate parts of the school building that need repairs.
The valedictorian, Emmerson Taylor, assured the gathering that she and her fellow graduates are prepared to compete and advance their education by seeking opportunities for higher education.
‘’Our education is reported to be in a mess but we are confident that we have received sound and credible high school education that we can defend anywhere,’’ Taylor said. The Paynesville Central Academy (PCA) sent 199 students to sit WAEC; 158 were successful.
Students who failed WAEC were not part of the graduation program.