After a successful academy year, New Era International, situated at Point-Four, Bushrod Island, carried out its 23rd graduation program on August 10, 2013. The graduated 111 12th graders and promised to erect a new school edifice.
New Era International School is a privately owned High School operated by Mr. Osei Tabi. The school caters to several hundred students in the Point Four area and it surrounding communities on Bushrod Island.
The guest speaker, Mr. Dorbor M. Hagba, encouraged parents to use their resources to support the advancement of the young graduates. He said with the support of parents, the graduates should strive to pursue further studies. He noted that when resources are available to keep them learning, they should go to the highest level of their pursuit for education
Mr. Hagba on the other hand, praised the teachers for taking time to impact knowledge to the future leaders of Liberia.
The dux of the school, student Michael S. Tengbeh, was awarded a one year scholarship by Mr. Hagba to attend any University of his choice in Liberia. He offered the New Era International school US$5,000.00 for the construction of the new edifice at the Point Four, Bushrod Island Campus.
The school also honored several persons, including, Hon. Saa Joseph Representation of District # 13 for his numerous invaluable and humanitarian contributions rendered to the people of the District and the country at large.
In respond, Hon. Joseph admonished the graduates to stand firm to face the challenges ahead of them in making Liberia a better place to live. He concluded by donating 100 begs of cement for the construction of the proposed school building and promised to pay the WAEC fees of the incoming 12th graders.
The Jackson F. Doe Foundation, which also participated in the closing ceremony promised to renovate the school building gave two scholarships for the best students and promised to provide assorted school material for the next academy year.
The closing program was attended by prominent personalities, including Hon. Saa Joseph, Representative of District #13, Mr. Dorbor M. Hagba, Director, Finance Department, Central Bank of Liberia, and a representative from the Jackson F. Doe Foundation.