The provision of better services in education, health, roads, and markets, among others, will improve the living conditions of the Liberian people, Mr. C. Hendrix Grupee, a representative aspirant for Montserrado County District #5, said on Sunday. Speaking on the theme “The importance of education” at the graduation and closing exercises of the Trinity Christian Academy on Police Academy Road in Paynesville, he said Liberians are smart people who should not be taken for granted.
“Liberian parents and guardians work hard to educate their children despite the rise in tuition,” said Grupee. “Those at the helm of power, those elected to represent, have paid less attention to schools, most especially smaller schools that are operating in district number five (Montserrado County) and other subdivisions in the country.” To improve the situation, he said the government should endeavor to provide subsidies to such institutions so they can operate efficiently.
He said gender inequality and the class system can be addressed by providing quality education to the people. There will come a time when people will be paid according to their skills acquired through education in Liberia, Grupee said. It is regrettable that Liberia is reported to have an illiteracy rate of 85%, he said, and recommended that it becomes imperative for the Liberian government to provide free education for the people, adding that there is no nation that can prosper without developed minds “to enable the people to search for solutions in their daily lives.” He thanked the teaching staff and administration of the Trinity Christian Academy and the parents for their collective support to educate the future leaders of Liberia.
Mr. Grupee was earlier honored by the Power Repentance Ministry in the Reservoir Community, Red Light, Paynesville, for his many assistance to the church. Responding, Grupee told church members that sincerity is the key to relationships. It may be recalled that Mr. Grupee launched a scholarship drive at the Amos Tayboir High School in Bassa Town, Paynesville, District #5 that supports 66 students at the J. K. Demie School and the Life Vocational Institute.