– Foreign Minister Kamara tells LREC graduates
The Liberia Renaissance Education Complex (LREC) last weekend held its first graduation program in Duazon Community, Margibi County. A batch of 17 students, including 12 girls and five boys, graduated for academic year 2016/2017.
Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara, the keynote speaker, reminded the graduates that education is key to a productive life and urged them to always persevere, exercise patience and cultivate determination in their academic pursuits.
Minister Kamara recounted the many challenges she encountered in the United States of America while awaiting a United Nations job which took three years to materialize. “While I was waiting for the UN job, I made use of the life skills acquired as a professional typist during my secondary education.”
“I want to remind you that you are about to enter a very competitive society and environment that requires fortitude, resilience and hard work,” Minister Kamara told the graduates.
She also urged the LREC administration to endeavor to expand the vocational and technical arms of the school to meet the growing need for such skills in the country.
The valedictorian, Ms. Mastina McGee, urged her colleagues to pursue their education with determination, face challenges and constraints with vigor, with the sky as their limit, in their quest for professional, vocational and technical education.
The principal, Henry P. Wolokolie, recalled that in September 2013, a decision was reached to move the LREC forward, but they were faced with doubts and skepticism. He added that they have since then run a successful elementary school for six years, when many thought the school would have remained at that level. “We were not prepared, but determined and with vision and influence, we commenced the journey,” said Wolokolie.