The Board of Governors of the Booker T. Washington Institute has assured President George Manneh Weah of its preparedness to helping his Government achieves her set goals.
The Secretary to the Board and Principal of the BWI, Atty. Harris Fomba Tarnue reading a message on behalf of his Board Chair (Jackson F. Paye) at program marking the graduation and hand-over ceremony of the Japanese Heavy Equipment Operator School (JHEOS) seized the opportunity to congratulate the President for assuming the highest office of the Land (the presidency) and initiating programs that will drive Liberia’s national development agenda.
He said President Weah in his first annual message focused on the human capacity development of Liberian youth as one of his priorities something he said the evidence is clear by the number of young people in the CDC led-Government.
The Principal indicated that BWI being Liberia’s oldest and premium Institute in Technical Vocational Education and Training in Liberia is better situated and suited to mold the minds of the youths of Liberia to acquire marketable skills needed for today’s workplace.
“BWI has been in the vanguard of preparing our youths for 89 years now and is prepared to help the President achieves his set goals,” he said.
Principal Tarnue asserted that they acknowledge that the skills required in 1920 for Industry are not the same today, therefore; BWI must be involved in order to remain relevant in playing the critical role of filling the gap for well trained middle-level technicians in Liberia.
He noted that over the last two years, BWI has begun to shift its Curricular by adding other new programs aimed at addressing the new challenges faced by the Country. He explained that their development partners have been very instrumental in supporting the Government of Liberia with some of those new programs.
Atty. Tarnue noted that for this, the Board of Governors of the BWI extends heartfelt thanks to the Government of Japan for working with BWI to see the fulfillment of the two years operation of the Japanese Heavy Equipment Operator School (JHEOS) at BWI.
He added that they are privileged and proud to be a part and at the same time thanked the Japanese Government, UNIDO, the implementing partner, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and all stakeholders in TEVET training.