14 December 2012

Liberia: Students Must Be Students and Let Men Be Men


While it is true that children are good imitators of their parents and that in most cases they will not hesitate to copy immediately the things and practices of the parents, it is binding on the guardian institution to do whatsoever necessary in the supreme interest of the greater society to instill in the children the inspiration of its principle and policies as well as the value and culture of decency in their dress code.

The latest fashion we see around here with the precious bodies of women of whom much more is desired and demanded from have placed themselves on the frontline of inappropriate dress code thereby being the talk of the time as people point fingers at them for promoting semi-nakedness in public.

No matter how they are told to change and make a difference because the children are watching them, their answer is always simple and clear can't afford to make and keep ourselves old, we must move with the time; and so the children themselves are now refusing to be left out and as such are jumping in the moving with the time scenario and perhaps moving far ahead of the time. This should worry someone and indeed someone must be bothered about it.

We may disagree to agree that if the house does not sell you, then the street will not buy you, but considering the manner in which this nation's young children who are currently attending schools are presenting themselves coupled with the treatment rendered the school uniforms leaves one with a troubling futuristic question as to where are all the flowers gone and when will they ever learn?

Most of the homes are lumbered with hard pressed uneasiness that the domestic rules are being brushed aside by all those expected to uphold the tenets of decency, respect for responsible dress code and deportment and to complicate the already explosive home stress, children are endlessly bringing forth children as society seems timid to wave the red flag.

Above such hurdle that's plaguing our society; we can not turn a blind eye to the future of this country. If those considered students and are undergoing all the educational trainings and preparations that will equip them to credibly, successfully, proudly and respectfully pilot the state of affairs, they must be sure and very sure that they have something in store that will propel this country to a higher height and not expose our common heritage to crusading gamblers and cheats.

To ensure that such future leaders, movers and shakers as well as wheelers and dealers remain a cardinal component of the bigger picture, we challenge the Ministry of Education to abandon its present state of fatigue and begin to mean what it says and says exactly what it means. The dress code of the students must be reinforced without fear or favor. We need not tell you how to go about doing it because the road map is enshrined in your very Liberia Education Administrative Regulation/Liberia Education Administrative and Management Policies. All you need to do is close your eyes to pity in order to save the tomorrow's leaders.

The line must be drawn so that students must be students and let men be men. They must be told that they can not be both simultaneously. The Ministry must work much harder, if not over time to keep the flame of the dress code as embedded in its policies burning, and must not cave in to any pressure that will make it to blink as it has already faltered thereby leaving the students to conduct their own dress code as evident by the treatment accorded their various uniforms.

Ministry of Education, day has broken- wake up and operate a system wherein students must be students and let men be men. You owe it to your statutory duty, function and responsibility.

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