West Africa Youth Camp 2016 Ends in Monrovia

Liberia played host to over 250 youth from West Africa in the just ended West Africa Youth Camp in Liberia at the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) from December 12 to16.

The event was organized by the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) with sponsorship from the Ministry of Youth and Sports. A component of the Africa Youth Conference on Democracy and Good Governance, the camp was held for the first time in Liberia.

Dr. Dennis addresses the graduates

Dr. Dennis Advances ‘Political Will’ to improve Education

Outgoing University of Liberia (UL) President Dr. Emmett A. Dennis says improving the country’s education to meet the desired goal of Liberians depends on “national priority and political will.”

Dr. Dennis made the statement over the weekend when he addressed the second graduating class of the Nimba County Community College (NCCC) in Sanniquellie, the county’s political capital. During the convocation, the president of the college, Dr. Yar Donlah Gonway-Gono, and others requested that the college be given a four-year degree granting status.

Mr. Saweler, chairman of the MCSSTA Independent Elections Commission

MCSSTA Election Registration Extended

Registration for the February 17 presidential elections of the Monrovia Consolidated School System Teachers Association (MCSSTA) has been extended to Jan. 2, 2017.

The Independent Elections Commission Chairman, Mason Saweler, told this newspaper in an interview that the extension is to afford interested candidates the opportunity to complete their registrations.

Mr. Saweler is also the regional chairman of the MCSS Parent Teachers Association (MCSSPTA). He said so far three candidates have registered for the presidency.

John Y. Gayvolor, Sr., Head of WAEC office in Monrovia

15 years of Civil War Retarded Liberia’s Education – WAEC Officer

John Y. Gayvolor, Head of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) National Office in Liberia, says the 15 years of civil war retarded educational development in the country.

Gayvolor spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the recently concluded Registrar’s Staff Appraisal Committee meeting of the council, held in Accra, Ghana.

Wilmot W. Kunney, President of the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas

ULAA Renovates Sackie Gbomoh Public School Donates 150 Chairs, Other items

The Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) on Tuesday, December 6, began the renovation of the Sackie Gbomoh Town Public School located on Bong Mines Road, Kakata, Margibi County.

Sackie Gbomoh is one of many struggling schools in the Kakata area and was selected by ULAA as part of its Liberia Development Agenda. The school has a student population of over 700 from 25 surrounding towns and villages.


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