MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Israeli Ambassador to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ghana, Shlomit Sufa, says education is one of top priorities of her government in Liberia, in terms of State to State relations.
Ambassador Sufa made the comment Wednesday, June 29, 2020, when she dedicated the newly constructed library for students of the Jonathan Goodridge High School in Barnesville.
Speaking to the students, Ambassador Sufa termed reading, education and literacy as the surest way to national and personal development.
She urged them to use the library as the most important place of studies next to the classroom, noting that reading will ready them for future challenges.
According to the Israeli Ambassador, the library project is in partnership with the Duja Association of Liberia, to create an enabling environment for the students of the institution.
Ambassador Sufa stressed the importance of library in opening new areas of studies, and challenged the students to the culture of self -academic development.
The Israeli Ambassador to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ghana also stressed the need to promote the already strengthened bilateral relationship subsisting between Liberia and Jewish State.
According to Ambassador Sufa, Israel is aligning its developmental program with the Government of Liberia’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) to promote important sectors like Education, Health and Agriculture.
Meanwhile, Montserrado County Education Officer Harrison Darwolo recognized the lack of research as the factor undermining students’ academic and public performances.
Mr. Darwolo urged the students to make maximum use of the library to improve their academic performances, especially during public exams.
He then charged the Jonathan Goodridge Administration to challenge the students to develop the culture of reading.
Montserrado County Chief Education Officer maintained that reading will prepare students to challenge their peers on the global stage.