Montserrado County District #12 Representative, George Beyan Samah, says education is the most powerful weapon that can reduce poverty and transform Liberia into a better country.
Rep. Samah’s statement was contained in his keynote address delivered at the 22nd graduation convocation of the Special Project High School in Barnesville, outside Monrovia, over the weekend.
Samah spoke on the theme, “Education-The Most Powerful Weapon, Which You Can Use to Change the World.”
In the words of the Montserrado lawmaker, education is key in eliminating gender inequality, preventing needless death, illness and “hence fostering everlasting peace.”
He said education is one of the “most serious investments that all parents should embrace to advance their children in the technological world.
“According to UNESCO project statistics, in Africa’s poorest nations, of which Liberia is a part, the lives of 1.8 million children could have been improved if their mothers had at least a secondary education,” Rep. Samah said.
“Therefore, parents, I would like to use this platform to appeal to you to spend your nickels, dimes, and whatever you may have in helping our children to buy the most powerful weapon on planet earth. With this weapon in their hands, we as parents are sure of their tomorrow,” he advised the parents.
Rep. Samah said he cannot imagine a better Liberia without parents committing themselves to guarantee their children’s future by providing quality education.
He also challenged the graduates to press forward and seek education at the higher level.
“The diploma you received today represents your insurance policy with the premium paid in full by your hard work over the past few years. It is not a guarantee, but it will always be there in time of need to help,” Samah said.