‘Academically Excellent, But Economically Challenged’

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    A lecturer at the University of Liberia (UL) has stressed the need to provide supports to needy students, who despite the economic challenges facing their parents, have continue to excel in their various places of learning.
    Mr. Garpeh lectures in the Department of Management at the UL.
    He said providing supports for students will serve as motivational tools for academic excellence in their respective schools as the nation strives for better education.
    Mr. Garpeh, spoke to a cross section of journalists in Nimba County Electoral District #8 where he provided scholarships in honor of Madam Yah Zowa Gartei for her tireless efforts towards improving the lives of the community dwellers.
    The sponsorship covered a number of students’ worth over L$150,000.
    He noted that the beneficiaries were outstanding in a ‘Spelling Bee’ competition sponsored by his team in collaboration the LIBRA SANITATION; a 100 percent owned Liberian Company as part of the nation’s Independence Day celebration.
    “Our nation is thirsty for academic excellence, we must encourage the children in their endeavor, when children are educated—the nation wins.
    “There is a need to focus on the education of the children, who are willing and academically excellent, but are economically challenged.”
    He called on the student never to permit others to define their destiny in a disdainful way, adding, “If Liberia problems must be addressed, every Liberian irrespective of locale or political affiliation, must participate in a more meaningful pattern.
    Mr. Garpeh pointed out that even as an employer, “your primarily intent is for the employees to seek solutions and not to complain on every piece of necessary assignment as witnessed today across the national scene.”
    He said in spite of the situation the country is faced with; moving from a challenge stage to crisis, and now transformational point, which is a process and not an event, everyone should find the solutions to move the country forward rather than to sit on the fence and criticize.
    He further stressed, “In my mind, nothing could be more dangerous than to permit our emotions to rule our destinies, even with the existence of evidence based emotions, we must always be accountable to the faculties of reason and will.”
    He called on Nimbians to unite on one front like it was in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) throughout the country.
    “The children have great potentials and prospects, but requires our collective attention,” he noted.
    He observed that the government cannot do all especially with series of computing demands being placed on the national cake, as such; “we all have to contribute and complement national government efforts.”
    The celebration was under the theme “Together We can do it better for all” and was geared toward unity through sports.
    He then cautioned his kinsmen ahead of the 2017 race to begin looking at those vying to enter the Executive Mansion to begin the necessary scrutiny of politicians who are practically agricultural sensitive.

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