Media executive Alvin Jask has cautioned the faculty and students of the Brilliant Communications and Leadership School (BCLS) to cultivate the spirit of innovation at their respective places of work in the country.
Mr. Jask made the call over the weekend at an induction ceremony of the BCLS student government at the school’s main campus on SKD Boulevard in Monrovia.
Journalist Jask works in the Liberia Broadcasting System’s (LBS) Television Department as a Special Producer and also as a Media Consultant at the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).
Jask cautioned the BCLS students and faculty not to despair if anyone of them becomes disabled while pursuing their careers.
Jask, who is visually impaired, told the students that being a visually impaired person “does not deprive you of overcoming any difficulties.”
He noted that the BCLS has distinguished itself from other journalism institutions by placing emphasis on the cultivation of leadership skills.
He said some of the ways to run an effective and efficient institution is to be accountable, transparent and honest in the activities of the institution.
Meanwhile, Mr. Jask has pledged to work with the BCLS staff and students during the school’s training sessions in the coming months.
“In all that we do in our daily activities, consider the fact that Jesus Christ is able to set us free from whatever challenges,” he added.
For his part, Reverend Emmanuel J. Giddings, the Alfalit Liberia-Ghana Mission (LGM) chief executive officer, urged the newly inducted student leaders to always exhibit legitimate leadership traits, which will ensure success in their future undertakings.
He also called on them to remain resolute while in search of creativity, honesty and innovative ideas.
Giddings also pledged his continuous support to BCSL in the years to come. He lauded the efforts of the faculty and staff for continuously instilling high standards of quality in the minds of the students.
“Work and cooperate with the BCLS faculty and staff in their efforts to maintain the current standards of teaching,” Rev. Giddings implored the student leadership.
Myer S. Cooper Jr., the head of BCSL, recounted the challenges and successes of the institution over the years.
“I must admit at this occasion that in partnership with some kind-hearted and dedicated Liberians and friends, our objectives are making progress,” Mr. Cooper said.
He then extended thanks and appreciation to the Alfalit-LGM executive for providing scholarships and funds for the overall development of the institution.
Moses T. Nyantee, Media Services Director of ELWA Radio, thanked the BCLS faculty for the invitation and urged the students to take advantage of the training.
BCLS student leader Theophilus Bracewell extended thanks to the administration for accepting the students and allowing them to exercise their respective talents.
“We pledge our support and cooperation to work together and move the BCLS to an appreciable level,” Bracewell said.