The Informer (Monrovia)

28 February 2013

Liberia: Cllr. Doyen Appeals for More Vocational Institutions

A practicing Liberian lawyer, Counselor S. Wittness Doyen has appealed to the Government to establish more vocational and technical institutions for the youth who are unable to attend academic schools.

He said that prior to the 14 years of civil war, the youth that were in schools are now refusing to go back to school due to their ages.

Counselor Doyen who is also a former Principal and classroom teacher said that because of their refusal to go back to school, they should not be neglect and abandoned by the government.

The Liberian lawyer said that the establishment of vocational and technical training institutions throughout the country will encourage these groups of young people to enroll in an effort to make them productive.

He said when these groups of young people are trained in the areas of carpentry, electricity, plumbing, masonry among others; it will enable them to participate in the reconstruction of the country.

Counselor Doyen said the adequate training in technical and vocational education will help minimize the high crimes in society that is being carried out by young people.

He said that in order to reduce the high rate of criminality in the society, when these children graduate from these institutions, government should design strategies for their immediate employment.

Cllr. Doyen made the statement recently at his LPRC office on Bushrod Island, when he was honored as the outstanding lawyer of the year 2012 by a local media group.

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