Liberia: VP Boakai Breaks Ground for New Light-International Campus


Date posted: April 14, 2014

LIBERIA

The Vice President (VP) of Liberia Joseph Boakai says that the Liberian Government wants to see the empowerment of its people and empowerment of its children is a beginning.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Turkish-Liberian Light International School’s new campus in Margibi County, VP Boakai said that the country is moving forward and the Turkish school wants to be a part of it.

VP Boakai continued that the Turkish school has brought quality to education by demonstrating what children are suppose to have especially in learning different languages and cultures. He then called on the students of the Light school to pick-up on the culture aspect of education.

The Liberian VP then lauded the citizens of Margibi who give the land for the new campus to be built, and prayed that more schools be built in the area.

The Vice Principal of the Turkish-Liberian Light International School, Linda Dean during the program said that since the school began in 2006 the dream of reaching thus far wherein a campus is being erected.

The school’s vice principal said that the school’s mission is to prepare our students for leadership roles and provide them with the opportunity to be successful in our rapidly changing global environment. We believe that all students should become responsible citizens, productive employees, resourceful employers and effective community members.

She concluded that the vision of Light International School is to provide a learning environment and experience that emphasizes global understanding, community involvement, individual responsibility, and high academic standard through the study of science- oriented programs and cutting edge teaching methods. It is our intention to address the importance of the individual as an active member of a community that extends beyond the classroom into a more diverse society.

For his part the General Manger of the school, Ramazan Burak said that the government of Turkey along with its Liberian counterpart will continue to foster a bolstering relationship.

He then acknowledged to the people, government, parents, and students that the school is there’s for their children to receive a good education.

 

 

Source: All Africa , April 14, 2014


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