According to Education Minister George Werner, Liberia’s education system is not perfect, but these students are contributing towards the perfection of the system as indicated from their performances.
Minister Werner made the statement Wednesday when the Government through the ministry honored the students at the Ministry of Education on Third Street in Sinkor.
He noted that government and its partners have invested huge sums of money in the education sector, but noted that building the human resource capacity of a nation is not like a physical structure that can be measured by sight.
He indicated that the excellent performance of the 16 students is a clear indication that the education sector is improving, noting that Liberian students are brilliant and can compete with other students in the sub-region.
Minister Werner has reiterated that strengthening the Liberian education system will require qualified teachers with better incentives and the necessary materials in schools.
In remarks, the Director of the Scholarship Division of the Ministry of Education, Theophilus Snorton, said the students have been awarded local scholarships and that they can choose any university in Liberia to pursue degree programs.
Director Snorton presented the scholarship letters to the students, noting that the scholarships take effect next academic semester.
In appreciation, Wingbah W. Marklyn of the Carver Mission School in Montserrado County, who obtained the highest mark in this year's WAEC exams, expressed thanks and appreciation to the government for the gesture and promised that they will strive to meet the requirements set for the scholarships.