The Managing Editor of the INQUIRER Newspaper, Mr. Philip N. Wesseh, has called on the Episcopal Church of Liberia and Ecobank Liberia to identify with the Eugene H. Cooper, Sr. Memorial Institute in Monrovia. The late Cooper served as Chairman of the Board for Ecobank Liberia. Speaking Sunday during the school’s closing program, Mr. Wesseh said based on the works of this fallen great Liberian with the bank and the church, it was necessary that these two institutions contribute to the operation of the school.
“I know the role the late Cooper played in helping to establish Ecobank in this country. I am also aware of his activities in the Episcopal Church of Liberia. Therefore, it is necessary that these two institutions help in the running of the school, “he noted.
Mr. Wesseh, who was recently appointed as Chairman of the school’s board pointed out that he accepted the task in appreciation of the works of the late Cooper, a man he said he admired among many Liberians for his love for his country and people.
He said as the school embarks on a relocation exercise, these two institutions should do everything as a sign of gratitude for what the late Cooper did, by making sure that they be a part of this relocation exercise. He said the new building must represent the name of the deceased.
Mr. Wesseh thanked the administrators and staff of the school for the sacrifices and services they are making to educate Liberian children in school at a very low cost.
He urged parents to always attend the school’s PTA meeting and also identify with the plight of the institution, as the school is making tremendous efforts to provide quality education to their children.
He expressed satisfaction over the performance of the students during Sunday’s program, stating that, that was an indication of the kind of quality education being provided.
Addressing the program as guest speaker, Mr. John Y. Brownell, a young Liberian administrator, who is Deputy Executive Director of AEDP, called on the government and people of this country to support education, as this was the surest way for a bright future of the country.
He described education as “the roadmap” to the success of any nation and stressed that everything should be done to prioritize that in the national budget.
Mr. Brownell, a one time Assistant Finance Minister, called on parents never to weary in supporting the education of their children.
He said parents should make all of the sacrifices today for a better future for themselves, their children and the country.
The school founded to assist less fortunate in society is headed by Mr. Prince Kahnplay.