The administration of the Muslim Congress High School in Monrovia has named one of its annual awards in honor of the Managing Editor of The INQUIRER Newspaper, Mr. Philip N. Wesseh for his role in the institution and the area of arts.
In a communication to Mr. Wesseh, the administration of the school said, “It is our distinguished honor to inform you through this medium that you have been selected as one of the few people we have named our annual awards after”.
The communication went on: “The award named in your honor is “The Philip N. Wesseh Artistic Award” which goes to the student with the highest average in all of the arts subjects (English, Literature, History & accounting.”
The communication which was signed by the vice principal for instruction, Mr. K. Ishmael Conneh and approved by the school’s principal, Madam Zainah Assaf, expressed the hope that the award be named in honor of the INQUIRER’s boss because of his important role in the institution and the area of arts.
On several occasions, Mr. Wesseh served as guest speaker during events at the institution and always urged the students to strive for academic excellence and also encouraged the promotion of religious tolerance. He always encouraged them to fully participate in the school’s extra curriculum activities.
Because of his many concerns for the students’ activities on the campus, he was selected as one of the supporters and sponsors of one of the students’ groups- “THE RED,’ which recently emerged victorious from the school’s extra curriculum activities.
Meanwhile, Mr. Wesseh has accepted the honor bestowed upon him by the school. The administration said Mr. Wesseh’s more than 30 years of practice in the journalism profession and service to humanity, especially the students’ community and that this was his first time an award has been named in his honor.
Mr. Wesseh has vowed to continue to work in the interest of the students of this country, adding, “Ibelieve that we all are the same in the sight of God.”
Last July, Mr. Wesseh was among some Liberians who received national honors during the country’s Independence Day celebration. President Sirleaf conferred upon him the distinguished honor of “Commander Into the Star of Africa Of the Republic Of Liberia.”