Liberia: 'Super-Friday' Under Spotlight - Information Minister Vows to Stop It

The attention of the Liberian government is being drawn to what is becoming a semi-holiday for school-going children who are turning Fridays into a time of reflection and socialization, stockpiling entertainment places and beaches. "Super-Friday", as they term is the time students and ordinary youths abandon their engagements for beaching, something which the government is considering plans to stop.

Information Minister Lewis Brown said Super-Friday was becoming a public nuisance and the government was planning to take the necessary actions to put a halt to it.

Though, he did say how and when his Ministry will move in to stop activities of Super Friday which 90% of schools going young people are strongly married to now-a-day.

Speaking recently in Monrovia, Minister Brown said upon closing down the so called famous Super Friday, the Government of Liberia will make available other means of entertainment for students.

He said the Government of Liberia has earmarked the National Museum and other recreation centers for hundreds of thousands of young people who have adapted themselves to Super Friday.

"We will stop Super Friday. Our children deserved better and we will give them either the museum as the Ministry of Information is working with the Ministry of Public Works to upgrade the National Museum to provide comfort for our young people," Minister Brown said.

Schools going young people, especially from Monrovia and its environs few years ago established what they referred to as "Super Friday" where said young people gathered right after school hours to carry out social activities.

Creditable information gathered revealed that young schools going Liberian children carried color clothes in their school bags and right after school hours trooped in their numbers for Super Friday activities on the various beaches in Monrovia.m Monrovia and its environs few years ago established what they referred to as "Super Friday" where said young people gathered right after school hours to carry out social activities.

Creditable information gathered revealed that young schools going Liberian children carried color clothes in their school bags and right after school hours trooped in their numbers for Super Friday activities on the various beaches in Monrovia.

Accordingly, these students used Super Friday as very serious breathing grounds for all sort of ugly conducts including the use of dangerous drugs, taking in of alcoholic drinks and prostitution.

It can be recalled at the establishment of activities that led to Super Fridays authorities at the First Assembly of God School on Buchanan Street expelled four of its students in connection to the famous Super Friday.

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