Liberia’s First Lady Mrs. Clar Marie Weah has admonished graduates of the Thomas Fallah Institute for Vocational Education (T-FIVE) to be robust in pursuing their cherished dreams as they strive to become good and productive citizens.
Mrs. Weah, who over the weekend served as the keynote speaker at T-FIVE’s 3rd graduation ceremony, told the graduates that it is their own responsibility to fight for their destiny.
“Today you are preparing so that tomorrow belongs to you. Therefore, march with determined hearts and heads up to face the future with confidence,” Mrs. Weah said. She added that there is no better country without prepared minds and hands to work for it.
She defines education as a “sure hope and life for anyone, who thirsts for positive change.
“Do not be afraid of failure but embrace it instead. Never give up and never be complacent with little gains. You can go to the top and do a lot more than what you might imagine,” she encouraged the graduates.
She challenged them to use the innovation, technology and sciences as well as several other areas of interest to make Liberia a great nation.
T-FIVE proprietor and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Representative Thomas P. Fallah, congratulated the school authorities under the stewardship of Nyanford Saydee for preparing minds to help make Liberia a great nation.
“I am pleased to announce that the establishment of T-FIVE Academy could not have become a reality had our President, the ‘country’s giant,’ George Weah, had not given me his blessing. He was, and is up to this date, still supportive of our effort to educate the Liberian children,” Fallah said.
Fallah paid homage to the management of Afriland Bank for being one of the partners he respects so much in the running of the school. He said that the bank has always been of great help during T-FIVE’s difficult moments, “and up to this date, the partnership between the school and the bank is still tight.”
Earlier, the valedictorian of the class, Mary K. Fayiah, acknowledged effort, commitment, and obedience as some of the basic elements responsible for her class’s success.
“Although we studied hard, had it not been God’s blessings, we could not have reached to where we are today,” Ms. Fayiah said.
She thanked Rep. Fallah and his family for supporting her through high school, and prays that God touches their hearts to continue doing same as she strives to enroll at any university to achieve higher education.
The graduating classes (a.m. and p.m.) comprised of 164 students, even though 181 of them were enrolled at the beginning of the academic year.