The Managing Editor of THE INQUIRER Newspaper, Atty Philip N. Wesseh, has called on the authorities of the Episcopal Church of Liberia and Ecobank to extend their outreach assistance programs to the Eugene Cooper Memorial Institute on Lynch Street, behind the Montgomery Laundry. The Liberian journalist said such assistance was necessary to give the school a facelift. He said because of the role the late Cooper played in this country, attention should be given to an institution that is named in his memory.
Speaking during the induction ceremony of officials of the Health Club of the school, the INQUIRER boss recounted some of the works of the late Cooper’s establishment of the bank at a time the country was emerging from war.
“I was one of those who worked along with him to informing the Liberian people about the bank at a time of misconception about the bank,“ Mr. Wesseh said.
Mr. Wesseh expressed optimism that these two institutions for which the late cooper worked assiduously, would identify with the school. He said a school named in memory of this great fallen son of this land deserves a better building. He thanked the organizers and founders of the school for naming it in memory of the late Cooper.
On the issue of the health club, he praised the school for organizing this, and called on other schools to emulate this good example, as health is everybody’s business.
He lauded the students for their splendid performance, most of which depicted better health and hygiene, and urged them to share this with their parents and others.
Inducting the officers, Mr. Moses Cartor, who is now Principal of Wells-Hairstone High School, urged the officials to live by example and that they should see themselves as servants and not masters.
He then called on the school to begin an expansion program of the school to include other level, stressing, ‘you can make it.’
Mr. Cartor, also a media practitioner, urged radio and television stations to also concentrate on programs from these schools to help tap the talents of these young people.
He called on the students to strive to partake in some of the extra curriculum activities of the school, as this could create better opportunities for them in the future.
Those inducted included Amele Tarnue, president; Shert Togban, vice president and Maine Keah, secretary.