Authorities at the Ministry of Education (MOE) over the weekend honored 166 retired employees.
The retirees were honored for their “commitment and dedication” to duty while they were in the employ of the Ministry.
The exercise was done in accordance with Civil Servant Agency (CSA) regulation on retirement, benefit and honor.
Some of those retired and honored worked in various capacities such as classroom teachers, janitors, support staff, etc.
They include Joseph Cole, who until his retirement in 2013 served as a classroom teacher in Lofa County for 53 years.
Others are Joseph B. Armah, who served for 37 years and Naomi Dahn, 23 years as teachers, Bai Diggs, 25 years, among others.
Prior to their retirement in 2013 and 2014, the honorees were assigned in Montserrado, Margibi, Lofa, Grand Cape Mount, Grand Bassa, Bomi, Bong and Nimba counties.
Outgoing Education Minister, Etmonia David Tarpeh, acknowledged their “valuable contributions” to the uplift of the sector in the country for the years they served in their respective assigned areas.
A representative of the honorees, Joseph Armah, expressed gratitude to the Ministry for recognizing their contributions while they were in active service.