His Excellency President George Manneh Weah urged Liberian youth to take their education very seriously. Speaking today at the National Youth Day Celebration at the SKD Sports Complex in Paynesville he urges the youth to go to school to develop themselves and our country. Make use of all opportunities to go to school for the future, he stated sincerely.
In a week in which he announced tuition free for all public universities and higher institutions of learning, President Weah said he will meet with Education Minister to ensure that requirement fees at grade school level are limited to encourage more enrollments in schools.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. D. Zeogar Wilson, has extolled the extraordinary role of Liberian youth in the developmental drive of the country.
Minister Wilson said youth of the country have played exceptional role in the maintenance of peace and security as well as in the fight of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) that took so many lives and brought panic and lasting pains to the people of Liberia.
The MYS boss Minister D. Zeogar Wilson was speaking Monday, October 29, 2018 at the 49th National Youth Day program. Program marking the 49th observance of the National Youth Day was held at the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) Sports Complex in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
“The youth of this country are an integral part to national development and the sustainability of peace. They played vital role during the Ebola crisis. They are Important in the alleviation of poverty, disease and inequality,” said Minister Wilson.
He said despite these inspiring roles of youth, there will be little or nothing achieved if they (youth) don’t continue to sustain the 15 years of uninterrupted peace, which was highly fought for by everyone.
According to Minister Wilson, sustaining the peace is a shared responsibility of the government and its citizens, especially the youth, who are in majority.
Meanwhile, Minister D. Zeogar Wilson pointed out that the peace of the country can only be sustained and protected through dialogue and youths involvement throughout the country.
“Dialogue is a necessity and catalyst of sustained peace. We must promote the culture of peace and tolerance in our country, and you; the youth, are clothed with the responsibility to do so because you constitute 65% of our national demographic,” he indicated.
As part of its statutory duties, he noted the Ministry of Youth and Sports will remain engaged in ensuring youth participation and development.