-Salvation Army Head of Mission Liberia and Sierra Leone Command Asserts
The Head of Mission of Salvation Liberia and Sierra Leone Command Lt. Col. Samuel Amponsah has described education as the biggest investment for future developments in any part of the world.
Speaking Thursday August 9, 2018 at a program making the 20th years of Academic success of the Salvation Army School System, William Booth High school on the pipeline Road in Paynesville, Lt Col Samuel Amponsah commended the graduates for their academic success.
He noted that with the best education and love for one’s country is enough for the development of Liberia once the youthful population is willing to learn and take rightful corrections from the older ones.
He told the graduates that they are graduating from one of the greatest learning Institutions in Liberia, stressing that the curriculum of the institution is rigorous, and tough, demanding, compelling and forcing the students to be at their best and to give their best to their country.
“You have got that knowledge with wisdom from the mother, the father, the grandmother from the grandfather, uncle, aunt, teachers and mentors. The combination that will keep you centered regardless of the turbulence of the sea. The combination that will keep you well-grounded regardless of ups and downs of life,” the Salvation Army head of Mission cautioned the graduates.
Lt. Col Amponsah said as the name of the class ‘MUTAJA’ which means moving forward”, the students have made a choice to Keep Moving Forward, thereby asking them to take into consideration the following ways: Forget Regret, Learn from Failure, Ask for Help, Believe You are Worthy, take hundred percent Responsibility of moving forward amongst many others.
He cautioned the graduates to remain focus in the face of the storms of life and challenges, adding that there is a tendency for them to pay attention on these constraints.
Lt. Col. Amponsah reminded them that they are aiming to build something that will enhance the investments that their parents and guardians have made on them in the 21st century striving era of development. Therefore, moving forward with their learning ability to attain the highest level in their career that will land them at a place where they will develop their innovative expertise should be their major concerns.
He lauded all the staff and the management of William Booth High School for level academic performance and challenged them to continue the good as they get to make a relatively smooth transition into another level in the educational sector of Liberia.
For his part, the valedictorian of the graduating 2017/2018 Ahmedou R. Jalloh disclosed the future of Liberia squarely lies in the hands of the younger generation especially the going ones that the country’s older generation is depending on to turn over to them.
Student Jalloh used the occasion to challenge his fellow graduates to make good of the knowledge acquired from the William Booth High school adding all students will be held responsible for the development of post conflict Liberia.
Student Jalloh of the William Booth High School was among several students who made higher mark in WASSCE. The William Booth High school graduated about two hundred and forty-four students.