Mr. Cummings believes that when this is done and courses of moral values are inserted in secondary and University schools and become part of the syllabus, the minds of the young people will be transformed.
The ANC leader made the statement Wednesday, August 3, 2016 on the campus of the St. Clement University during programs marking the official dedication of the university’s Computer Laboratory, and funds raising rally in Paynesville City.
He said the lack of values and integrity in the young people, which nurtures dishonesty, is taking a toll on the Liberian society. He said corruption originates from schools and spreads to society and then it becomes part of our governing process.
The former Coca Cola Executive noted that if young people are trained in morality and ethics, the country will be transformed and the issue of corruption will be minimized.
The ANC leader also called on the Liberian people to invest education in transforming the country through the four sectors of education including early childhood learning with the right values and integrity, adult education which will be magnetized with vocational training, and other skills training which will move our nation forward.
He stressed the need for teachers’ education in the country, which according to him, is vital to the transformation of the minds of Liberian youths.
The ANC leader commended the co-chairman of the Board of St. Clement University College, Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor for being farsighted in promoting the school.
For her part, the Country Director of Cummings Africa Foundation, Fatu Gbedema warned the students against using the Computer Laboratory for Facebook purpose.
Miss Gbedema said the intent of the laboratory is to enhance the learning process at the university and not for personal interests.
She cautioned the students against acts that will tarnish the image of the school and its founder Alexander Cummings and the Cummings Africa Foundation.