By T. Saye Goinleh
The proprietor of Christian Home Academy School in the 72nd Community in Paynesville is calling on all Liberian educators, donor partners as well as philanthropic organizations in the country to assist educational institutions by buttressing their strength through academic means by providing subsidies to schools that are self-supportive.
According to Reginald D. Kaimann, these schools are in dire need of assistance and as such, any assistance given to them will help to beef up their educational strength through the provision of financial support that would definitely help these schools to get on par with others.
Kaimann made the assertion over weekend during the closing program of his institution at the edifice of the school in Monrovia when he delivered a special statement at occasion marking the commencement program attended by parents and other residents of the community.
The Christian Home Academy proprietor noted that his aim as a founder of the institution is to provide quality education to the future leaders of Liberia in order to prepare them become productive citizens in their age and also to enable them to impact others in the society.
He went on to explain that his foremost vision of establishing the institution in the 72nd Community as a resident is to remold the minds of Liberian future leaders as they prepare to take over the mantle of leadership in the country in years to come. He said the school runs from elementary to twelve grade and his sole priority is to make sure that qualities education is provided to Liberian students.
Kaimann reminded parents and guardians at the event that the best they can do for children is to keep them in school because when they are educated, they could be selected for the rebuilding process of the country where they will be in the position to adequately deliver the goods for the nation.
“This school, I am in the process of establishing a vocational arm as well as the introduction of an adult literacy package that will help to enhance the learning process in Liberian for those who are even market women’’, he told the crowd followed by an applause.
For his part, the Chairman of the Montserrado branch of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), Robert Joe Jackson who served as keynote speaker stressed the need for parents to be focused and determined in sending their kids to school, noting education is the foundation of any given society and as such, if parents feel that education is expensive, they should choose ignorance.
Speaking on the topic: “Choose Now’’, Jackson urged parents not to use their children as bread winners for the family in their respective homes but should focus on molding their minds because Liberia in this present-day era needs an educated society where children will be able to compete with their counterparts in the outside world.
Jackson admonished the graduates not to feel relaxed and think they are through with learning, but this was just the beginning and should take their lessons very serious.
At the end of the program, thirteen students received certificates for their academic excellence.