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Don’t disappoint your Country, families- Pres. Weah tells Maritime graduates

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President Weah decorates a graduate from the Liberia Maritime Training
President Weah decorates a graduate from the Liberia Maritime Training

MONROVIA-LIBERIA- President George Weah has challenged graduates of the Liberia Maritime Institute to engage the technical and professional world with utmost devotion and determination, and adequately utilize the skills and knowledge acquired during their studies at the Institute.

President Weah told the graduates to exert maximum efforts to prove themselves worthy of the investments made by their parents and the state by applying the degrees acquired to improve the well-being of their families, State and the world.

He cautioned them against indulging into acts that could bring shame and disgrace to their families and the society.

"I want to appeal to you to use your educational disciplines to bring pride to your nation and families, not disappointment," the President urged the graduates.

In a special statement Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the graduation ceremonies of the Liberia Maritime Training Institute in Marshall, Margibi County, he said the government was impressed with the unprecedented level of achievement at the Institute.

President Weah asserted that he was personally proud of the students for mustering the courage to undertake disciplines that would enable them represent their motherland.

The President indicated the acquisition of Associate Degrees in Maritime engineering by the first batch of graduates was in line with the government's educational program under the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).

The Liberian Leader pledged his Administration’s support to providing quality technical education to Liberians,
thanked the management of Liberia International Ship Registry (LISCR) for its financial and technical assistance to the Institute.

He said it was through LISCR assistance the Maritime Training Institute regained its status, following the massive destruction it suffered during the civil War in the global shipping industry.

The Liberian Chief Executive also praised LISCR for providing employment opportunities to Liberians to meet their needs, and
reiterated government's commitment to working with partners to build the capacity of Liberians and improve learning facilities across the country.

The Maritime Training Institute was established in 1986 by the Liberia Maritime Authority to provide technical education to Liberians in Maritime affairs.


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