Twenty-two (22) young Liberian teenagers at the weekend excitedly waved goodbye to high school, as they walked out of the walls of the ArcelorMittal Liberia (AML) High School in Yekepa.
All students of the AML High School who sat the 2021 West African Secondary School Certificate Exam (WASSCE) made a successful pass.
Hundreds of family members, parents of the graduates, and well-wishers graced the colorful ceremony held in the Yekepa Theatre and commended ArcelorMittal Liberia for investing in the future of their children by providing free and top-quality high school education for them.
Speaking Saturday during the graduation ceremony of the senior students, AML Superintendent of Schools, Peter Zuagar said the class valedictorian, Victor Lablah was named among students nationwide who passed at least five subjects, including Mathematics and English with laudable credits, while 15-year-old female student, Princess Mendee who became the salutatorian, also got a Division-two ranking in the exam.
Zuagar attributed the achievement to early preparation as well as support received from AML management and the commitment of the teaching staff. In addition to the school’s remarkable performance in WASSCE, he said the third, sixth, and ninth graders from the school also performed excellently in the WAEC exam.
He also commended teachers at the school, for working tirelessly to bring pride to the school.
Presenting the students for graduation the AML High School Principal, Juwle Kumeh, praised the AML management and members of the teaching staff, for their commitment to making the school second to none in the Republic.
Nimba University President, Dr. Jesse Noah Mongrue who delivered the keynote address, lauded ArcelorMittal Liberia for the provision of quality education for workers’ children, at no cost. He said Liberians should make education a major priority if the country is to develop.
“Without prioritizing education, we will have no foundation as Liberians. Emphasis should be placed on the importance of education for Liberia to have the foundation it needs,” he said.
The weekend’s graduation was the 14th of the ArcelorMittal Liberia High School.
ArcelorMittal Liberia operates more than three schools in Yekepa, providing quality education to up to 1,300 students.