An official of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection Mr. Benedict D. Nyae says primary education is an absolute prerequisite for sustainable development in Liberia.
The Montserrado County Gender Coordinator made the assertion recently when he served as Guest Speaker during the closing program of the Robert Bruce Williams Elementary School in Gbokpalasuah, Careysburg District.
Speaking on the importance of primary education, Mr. Nyae said poverty is the main reason for pupils to be missing school because their parents cannot afford school fees, uniforms and books.
According to Mr. Nyae, the purpose of primary education is also to give children a strong foundation in the basics of a general curriculum with emphasis on reading and writing.
The Gender Ministry official notes that primary schools are incubators for the next generation of thinkers, leaders and innovators, adding that primary education is foremost right of every child.
He observes that the role of primary education is to further ensure broad - based development of pupils as well as helping them to develop their social emotion, culture and physical enhancement for future career.
He then thanked the administration of the school for molding the minds of the children, the nation’s future leaders.He also thanked parents for the sacrifices they are making to send their kids to school.
By Emmanuel Mondaye--Edited by Winston W. Parley