The Deputy Commerce Minister for Industry, Thomas Goba, has claimed that “Liberian parents are grateful” for the government's tuition free education at public universities and colleges within the country.
Gobah also praised the government for the payment of the WAEC fees, stating that it is greatly helping to reduce the burdens for education facing the many ordinary parents.
He said thousands of youths have been impacted by the tuition free education and the payment of the WAEC fees introduced by the administration of President George M. Weah.
The Deputy Commerce Minister for Industry made these remarks recently when he served as guest speaker during the closing program of the Dele Federwitz Christian Children Home School System in Paynesville.
Minister Goba, said that George Weah’s CDC led government strongly believes that providing free education is another way to empower the citizens.
President Weah upon taking office in 2018, introduced the tuition free education at public universities and colleges and the payment of WAEC fees across the country.
Information Minister, Ledgerwood Rennie recently said that the tuition free education at public universities and colleges has benefited over 30, 000 students for the last five years.
Meanwhile, Goba has called on parents not to give up on their responsibilities in educating their children, despite the prevailing economic hardship facing the country.
“We need to invest more in the education of our children. It is not just by paying tuition for the school but it also means that parents must make sure that every program and project for the school are supported by them,” he said.
He said education is the surest way in building the future of the children, noting parents should be urged to work with schools administrations collaboratively to provide quality education.
Minister Goba used the occasion to thank the administration of the Dele Federwitz Christian Children Home School System school for their handwork and he promised that he would work with the school in undertaking necessary projects.
The Dale Federwitz Christian Children Home System this year graduated 23 students from grade sixth and 38 students from the kindergarten section of the school.