The Analyst (Monrovia)

5 December 2012

Liberia: Neufvile Wants Youth Keep Confidence In Ellen


Liberian students and youth have been informed that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf desire to ensure quality education to build the capacity if future in Liberia.

Speaking at the 44th gala anniversary of the William VS Tubman High School in Monrovia last Thursday, Deputy Minster Commerce Minister for Public Affairs, Rufus D. Neufvile said Liberian leader, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf desire to Liberian youth and students benefit from quality education to put them on par with other students in the sub region and beyond was so high on President Sirleaf's agenda Liberian youth empowerment.

He said it was important that Liberian students and youth still keep their confidence and trust in Madam Sirleaf as the president was in full readiness to ensure that Liberians opportunity to good education remain unhindered in her plans to make Liberia regain that lost status to the international community.

He named the government's compulsory primary education program, the increase of teachers salary from US$10 to a little over US275, the building of teachers capacity both at home and in foreign nations, the constructions of new schools were all encouraging signs that Liberians especially students could still uphold their trust and confidence in President Sirleaf's leadership.

Besides, Minister Neufvile there were lots of youth employments opportunity created especially by appointing youths to government positions of trust by President Sirleaf then any other leader in the history of Liberia.

He continue by saying there were sharp increase in the number of young in both grade school and university in the country as result of the President Sirleaf interest developed towards increasing the support for Liberians youth and students as every level of the Liberian society.

Minister Neufvile who is an alumina and former standard bearer of the Student Ujama Brigade of the William VS Tubman High School in the 1990s before entering national politics noted that students of the school and other Liberian students in other parts of the country should Madam Sirleaf as the foundation for youth empowerment through education and other opportunities in the history of Liberia.

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