Rep. Gwaikolo Tells BlueCrest University College Graduates
Representative Johnson Gwaikolo has appealed to graduates of BlueCrest University College to lead Liberia’s tech revolution instead of foreigners.
Rep. Gwaikolo, who spoke on the theme: “The Benefit of Work Integrated Learning” told the graduates to “plays an important role to help eradicate poverty, and create jobs through small and medium skills opportunities, among others.”
“A strong knowledge in your area of specialty does not only guarantee you a good job but practical abilities, skills, and disciplines are required,” added Rep. Gwaikolo. “Do something different and if you must make a difference in the society and love what they choose to do and choose what they love to do.”
Meanwhile, Rep. Gwaikolo who chairs the House of Representatives Committee on Education has called on the Executive branch of government to invest in quality education instead of quantity.
“Besides investing in quality education, the government also needs to put in place properly national internship programs for graduates to ensure that they are properly prepared for the job market with the needed technical experience,” said Rep. Gwaikolo during his commencement address at the third graduation the ceremony of the BlueCrest University College on March 20, 2021.
Rep. Gwaikolo also paid homage to the BlueCrest for helping to lay the foundation for the graduates especially in the Information technology sector of Liberia.
“Corporate education and or work-integrated leadership are very important and meaningful to the growth and development of the society,” he said.
In remarks, the President of BlueCrest Dr. Umesh Neelakantan reminded the graduates that learning is a never-ending “process as such he encouraged them to never be disappointed with small failures, but respectful focused, and determined in their pursuit of achieving their respective goals in life.”
Dr. Neelakantan also disclosed that BlueCrest University College now has some plans in the making to offer Masters in Information Technology, Cyber Security, and many others. The BlueCrest University College which has been providing quality education to Liberian students since 2015 also at the end of its third commencement and convocation exercises put out over 120 graduates in various disciplines including Information Technology, Management, and Fashion and Design among others.