Inquirer Staff Report
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Eugene Cooper Sr. Memorial Institute, Mr. Philip N. Wesseh, has urged the student council government of the Institute to work with the school administration and design programs that other students will benefit from. Speaking over the weekend at the program marking the installation of the student council government elect and thanking the teachers, Mr. Wesseh said the board is making all efforts to improve the school and that the teachers are doing their best.
Mr. Wesseh who is the Managing Editor of The INQUIRER Newspaper told the students that they should respect their teachers and parents and that they should learn to be tolerant. Mr. Wesseh then promised the 9th grade class that at the end of the semester, the dux of the class will get a vacation job at the INQUIRER Newspaper. He mentioned that it is a good thing to have a student government because it will enable the students understand and learn what voting for a leader is all about. He encouraged them to be disciplined and that after high school some of the students would have scholarships to study at any university and become leaders tomorrow.
Mr. Wesseh said he was impressed with the work the teachers are doing and that having a student government will also help the students know the importance of Government in any given society. He finally stated that students don’t have to be eighteen years of age to know or understand the voting process. Meanwhile, Chairman Wesseh has renewed his appeal to the Episcopal Church of Liberia and Ecobank to assist the institution to improve its facilities. He said the late Cooper worked assiduously for the two institutions, and as such it is expedient that they identify with an institution named in his memory.