Woman 64, Bags First Degree from Cuttington

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The eldest member of the Cuttington University class of 2019-2020, Mrs. Lorpue Jaiway, at her Suakoko residence after the commencement convocation

Cuttington University over the weekend had not only the regular and normal convocation ceremonies but also people in advanced ages to celebrate upon their completion of studies and all other requirements necessary to grant them a degree, each.

The most advanced in age among the over 300 graduates was Lorpue Gayflor Jaiway, a sixty-four (64) year-old who never gave up on her dream to become a degree holder through hard work.

In an interview with the Daily Observer, Mrs. Jaiway narrated how she began her University education at Cuttington in 1989 but could not continue due to the civil war, which began on December 24th of that year.

“Some of us did not know anything about a full-scale civil war. Therefore, we made so much fun about it. In fact, when we heard the name Taylor, we were happy and wished that he and his men should reach us sooner and help sew our torn-up clothes. Yes, we didn’t know what it meant but in early 1990, we came to realize that what we wished for was indeed something terrible,” she explained.

Mrs. Jaiway, who attended the Gboveh Central School in Gbarnga in 1974, narrated how she met her husband, Mr. Adama Jaiway and the role he played in her life all through the years.

“At Gboveh High, I met my husband and we have been together, standing side by side all through the years and we are still standing firm and united,” she said. “We began having our children and, as God did it for us, we have two sons and a daughter, all graduates of Cuttington University and now working and earning their own money.”

Mrs. Jaiway, the eldest member of Cuttington’s 2019-2020 graduating class, said she let go of furthering her education in order to work alongside her husband to educate their children.

“During the war, we ran to the bushes whenever there was war in our place, and when there was a ceasefire, we came back and opened classes for our children to receive education through us,” Mrs. Jaiway said.

Mrs. Jaiway, flanked by her colleagues, Mrs. Girly Cooker (left) and Madam Miatta Kerkula (right) prior to CU’s commencement Convocation.

She disclosed that she initially had no plan of becoming a teacher, especially since many who are teachers end up dying poor. However, she later had a change of mind and embraced the profession.

“I sat entrance at the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA) and I made a pass. I wanted to become a nurse but I could not because I would get uneasy at the sight of human blood. In fact, the first day we were taken to the laboratory and had the chance to see surgery conducted on patients, that ended my dream of becoming a nurse immediately. So, I returned to Bong and enrolled at Cuttington in 1989 to study education,” Mrs. Jaiway narrated.

She also declared that her life would not end in the state of poverty, even if she remains a teacher until her retirement.

“I have not only prayed but worked hard over the years that God should change the living condition of my family. My parents were illiterate and poor. I am aware of that story and as such, I have stood my ground alongside my husband to change the narrative.

“This is why we are proud that one of our sons studied Agriculture at Cuttington and is now working. His sister, the last child, works at Phebe Hospital’s eye clinic and she is married to Rev. Dr. Kenety Gee, a well learned and respected man of God,” Madam Jaiway said.

Mrs. Jaiway, who is currently a principal at the Lutheran Church elementary and Junior high school in Suakoko, said she did not return to Cuttington campus as a student until 2015 when she decided to continue her studies.

“I was, on many occasions bothered by my fellow students of my children’s ages or even younger than I should have stayed at home and forget about pursuing a degree but I told them each time that my age did not matter and that I was determined to go through the storm, knowing that one day it would be over as it is now today,” she said with a smile on her face.

The sexagenarian (someone in his or her sixties) boasted that she even scored better grades than most of her younger classmates who teased her on campus.

“I am so happy today that I have gotten my degree in education after carefully and properly learning pedagogy and the methodology of the teaching career. Now, I can better lead my 28 staff as principal and come up with better results,” she promised.

Madam Jaiway said her next goal is to acquire her Master’s degree in education. Mrs. Girly N. Reeves Cooker, 55, a mother of four, as well as Madam Miatta J. Kerkulah, 50, were fellow graduates with Mrs. Jaiway. They too had their own tough times but said giving up was never an option.

Adama Jaiway, Lorpue’s husband, said he was happy he has a family of academically accomplished people.

Chris S. Gbozuah, 20, youngest member of Cuttington University’s class of 2019-2020.

“I too studied education and also General Agriculture at Cuttington. Knowing the value of education and how our parents were illiterate and poor, I thought that the best way out was for us to do our best and acquire quality education,” Jaiway told the Daily Observer.

He said he is thankful to God that his children listened to him and his wife and learned.

“They paid the tuition and other fees for their mother. I am so proud of them and I am grateful to God for that,” he said as he concluded the interview with the Daily Observer.

Meanwhile, the youngest of Cuttington’s 2019-2020 class was Chris S. Gbozuah. Chris, twenty (20) years, graduated Magna Cum Laude in Biology.

10 COMMENTS

  1. It’s a great day for great news; congratulations to Mrs. Jaiway and the graduating class of Cuttington University.

  2. Mrs. Lorpue Jaiway, Mrs. Girly Cooker, and Madam Miatta Kerkula, I have just included your golden names amongst people to whom I am dedicating my forthcoming publication…EDUCATION THE SAFEST JOURNEY AND HAPPIEST DESTINATION!!!

    Congratulations for summoning the courage and discipline to ascending such formidable pinnacle with distinctions beyond expectations!!!

    • So, you can dedicate publication to honorable women on this blog and then come out on the same blog and describe their sex organ in total disgust as if you fell from the sky?
      You stupid, deranged and old rusty man, stop calling on the names of good women in your rude old mouth!

      Vieux Connard!
      Sorry for the woman that bore pains for you!

      • Petarus Dolo, as you are again smelling the repulsive stench from between the smelly slimes from the dirty pussy of your prostitute mother, your wife, your sisters, your grandmother who are fucked By dogs and pigs in their butts, you are bound to remain mentally ill and all the time receive some amount of discipline from us.

        If your prostitute mother had not taken her ass hole on the street to end up been fucked By drunks and addicts (for which you had the burden of begging around for adopted parents), she would have ended up with human beings proper and she would not have ended up wasting her stinking blood from her asshole to dump such a dirt as you amongst erudites.

        • And then you come here to heap praises on women?
          Stupid asshole!
          I will never sit on this blog and see you write hypocrisy to any woman, rest assured.
          And beware, I owe you a slap. Someone will give it to you hot, soon and very soon! You have been located.

  3. Petarus Dolo, it is your dirty mother and her stinking asshole which you owe a slap and a kick for her having sex with pigs, dogs, and drunks, while she was pregnant with you. You are really a swine. And a swine who is by all implications, a totally sick one born by a dirty mother…your mother with her butthole anxiously awaiting any dog to have her fucked in her frowsy butthole.

    • You did smoke enough marijuana today, you old disappointed son of a bitch.
      Your mother bore pains for your old asshole for nothing, you have been a curse to women throughout your misery life, you do not deserve to claim you have daughters and so stop your hypocrisy by saying you are heaping praises on women.

      Mr. international mayor, lawyer and diplomat False Nationalist, answer the following questions for our readership who are now snubbing you for your imbecilities:
      Which cities did you serve as mayor?
      Which countries did you serve as diplomat?
      In which countries did you serve as lawyer?

      Do you think anyone who has served as a mayor or lawyer or diplomat will be as rude as you are?
      Which school trained you to be an international mayor? Or an international diplomat? Dull old billy goat coming on here to say rubbish.

      This stupid old asshole was brave to compare himself with honorable VP Joseph Boakia. These are some of the nonsense people who have gotten our country into the mess it is in today, thinking they can help whereas they are void intellectually.

      You contribute nothing sensible on this blog, leave or else the day I get hold of you, someone will give you a good slap before you realize you are a plague for Liberia.

      Fils d’une pute et un salopard !

  4. Dolo, Now in hindsight, I see why it did not mean anything to you insulting us women on this site that because we expressed our detestation of the butt -boy gay rapist lifestyle and disgraceful character of Alex Cummings, we ladies “must be desirous of sleeping with him.”

    What I mean here is that you do really do not respect your mother. For if you did have actual respect for your mother you will not keep going after another in a public space and insulting him when you are aware, he will retaliate By insulting your mother and other female relatives of yours.

    As I said to you recently, you are a very rude youngman. You go about insulting others and expect them to show the other cheek. True Nationalist did not mention you or anyone, but simply extolled these women for their academic achievement. Is that any reason that should prompt you to insult him, when you could simply ignore him and enage another discussion, or simply congratulate the women.

    All you do on this page is display as a fanatic for that butt boy and gay rapist Alex Cummings without contributing nothing essential regarding an intellectual forum. All you do here is make fun of yourself By calling on people “come and join ANC, Come and join ANC” as if this is the platform for such irrelevance.

    Frankly, True Nationalist is needed more and more on this site than you a fanatic for a butt boy and a gay rapist wannabe president. True Nationalist comments on law, politics, philosophy, and diplomacy, have made him one of the best intellectuals on this site and others.

    So your belief that he contributes nothing sensible does not make sense, just as your conduct of picking at him and insulting him as you have insulted ladies on this site, only for him to insult your mother in retaliation proves your rudeness and senselessness.

  5. Kou Gontee, you have not surprised me in any way. It is often said that birds of the same feathers flock together. You are both CDCians with the same mentality. You use vituperations like your fellow CDCian the False Nationalist on this blog.
    You have done it on many times to other ladies. So, nothing is surprising to me here. The best language CDCians know is Abusive Language, be it a woman or man, old or young.

    Its laughable to claim that the False Nationalist is one of the best contributors on topics covering law, politics, etc. I am not a major of law but all his legal analyses on this blog have proven to be mediocre.
    I did law courses (civil, labor, business and taxation) for 6 years. In the French system, students are graded out of 20 (/20). During the six years I did law courses, I scored between 7 to 12 out of 20 (7-12/20) in case studies; 7-9 being failing grades. It means I was not bright in law, that’s why I abstain from commenting legal matters.

    But from the knowledge gained in school, in view of comments we read on this blog from some of our people who claimed to be legal practitioners or international lawyers, I think I can practice law in Liberia if I were allow to do so without forcibly obtaining a degree from the law school at LU.

    These are some reasons Liberia should open to the rest of the world for competitiveness. In the Ivory Coast, anyone from any other country or law school, be it from Europe or Asia or the USA or Ghana or Liberia, can practice law provided you sit and pass the Ivorian Bar Examination.
    We should do the same in Liberia. In so doing, there will be competitiveness starting from our law school to every court on the Liberian territory. Let’s put an end to legal practitioners being only citizens of Liberia who graduated from the law school at UL.

    Tell your fellow CDCian the False Nationalist to leave this blog, or let him cease any hypocrisy on this blog. I read all his posts and will attack him anytime he backslides by wanting to heap praises on women.
    I hate disgruntled men like him. My mother or wife or sisters or daughters do not read this platform, but other good Liberian women and women of other nationalities come here to read. We are selling the image of our country Liberia to the rest of the world, and so we will kick against any uncouth individuals coming here to exhibit their uncouth upbringing.

    I am here for the following reasons:
    – Campaign for Alexander B. Cummings;
    – Help our young populace to understand some basics of governance and management;
    – Share my experience from sub regional countries with other Liberians who have not been fortunate to travel in the sub region in countries like Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina, Senegal, etc.
    – Remind Liberians of the mistakes they made by voting Weah and admonish them to make a U-turn come 2023.

    Kou, you will be proud to have Cummings as your president. If you defend Weah because you are being paid to polish his image, I have good news for you from Cummings. He will make you earn 3 times what you are earning from Weah for cheap propaganda. You will indeed be sorry why you ever labelled him as a gay, because he is an honorable man with a respectful wife from a decent family. Stop listening to cheap politics.

    Kou, the ANC will make Liberia a better place for mankind! There will be no witch hunt, no retribution, no killings, no lying, no playing.
    The ANC will kick start the development train of Liberia in every sector. No level of hatred will distract us from our goals for Liberia.

    Kou, you need to become part of the progressive train. Weah is a big failure to all of Liberia!

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