Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - Hon. Morris delivers keynote commencement convocation Speech at the William V.S. Tubman Teachers' college-UL Fendell campus

Hon. Morris delivers keynote commencement convocation Speech at the William V.S. Tubman Teachers' college-UL Fendell campus

District #1 Representative, Hon. Lawrence Morris has called for increased budget support for education in Liberia. He made the pronouncement at the 99th  commencement convocation of the William V.S Tubman Teachers' college on Tuesday December 4, 2018 on the University of Liberia Fendell campus where he served as a keynote speaker.

Speaking on the topic "
The Importance of Teachers' Education to National Development", the Lawmaker admitted that the professional challenges faced by the country were enormous, but added that they were not insurmountable. “While there is not much that you can do to affect the economy, you can be tough-minded and vocal about what it means to teach, because it emulates from you, how the minds of the young people will be developed in curving and shaping development and how things will improve or deteriorate,” he continued.

The honorable  expressed disappointment that graduates of the teachers’ college were entering the profession at a time when educational authorities are striving to balance their budgets through cuts.
This he said is a result of political play within the governing sector. Teachers are universally praised for finding solutions to educational problems; but are also condemned as the root causes for all of the problems with schools in Liberia,” 

He said the ideological battle to give befitting definition to teaching must be left with those who go through educational trainings.

Representative Morris then called on the graduates to cherish their profession as teachers, saying, “Teachers are knowledge delivery mechanism whose effectiveness will be determined primarily by how literate and civilized a society is.”
He stressed the need that educational authorities encourage young Liberians to take teaching as an intellectual journey that will transform Liberia.
The Montserrado County Lawmaker noted that teaching is a profoundly intellectual activity that shapes development in all walks
of life, and as such, the need to support teaching in every society, including Liberia, cannot be overemphasized.

“The good primary teacher knows about child development and how to engage young people across a range of subjects; he or she listens to see who needs help, knows how to answer wrong questions and provide an art example or comparison to guide towards clearer thinking,” the Honorable. averred.
Hon. Lawrence Morris
District # One Montserrado County
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