LIBERIA: Another stellar performance from the ArcelorMittal Liberia School System – Graduates 24 twelfth graders

October 12, 2022 (Yekepa, Nimba) − Students in the ArcelorMittal Liberia school system have been commended for their exemplary academic performance and discipline.

“Every year in our school district, the ArcelorMittal Liberia school system sets good records. In high school quizzes, public exams and other activities, the AML school system dominated these activities,” said Johnson Korto, deputy district education officer of Sanniquellie Mah Education District.

On Saturday, October 7, 2022, ArcelorMittal Liberia High School graduated twenty-four (24) students who passed both the school and the West African Secondary School Certificate (WASSCE) exams. This year’s graduation exercise saw faculty and school administration members celebrate another successful school year for maintaining a low or no failure record at WASSCE.

Delivering the keynote address at last Saturday’s colorful opening ceremony, African Bible University (ABU) President Dr. David N. Beauchamp urged graduates to keep moving forward , citing examples of some people who set a world record for perseverance in pursuing their goals.

Dr. Beauchamp encouraged members of the graduating class and those still in school to be determined to make better choices and prioritize the things that will keep them focused in their pursuit of excellence.

It is confirmed that the valedictorian of the class, Joetay Boyah, son of one of the employees of the railway department of ArcelorMittal, came first among all the students who took the WASSCE in Nimba.

During the graduation ceremony in Yekepa, the exceptional demonstration of the students aroused great admiration from the public for their eloquence and their brilliance.

Student Joyce Lormie from 11e delighted the guests in the hall by introducing the guest speaker to thunderous applause from the audience for her splendid oratorical skills and confidence on stage.

Commenting on the students’ performance, Nathaniel Hodge, Assistant Director of Administration, said: “The boys are studying, but they are used to too much local language. For girls, they show maturity as soon as they enter middle school and high school, and they express themselves according to what they learn in class.

ArcelorMittal Liberia management was represented by senior executives including Director of Mines Wayne Patterson, Superintendent of Safety Angelique Myers-Jekula, Supervisor of Community Relations Edmund Saye Gbah, as well as Director of Estates Ramses Kumbuyah, among others.

In his remarks, Mines Director Wayne Patterson commended teachers and parents for their resilience and support for students, noting that they represent the future of Liberia’s development and therefore deserve this support. He encouraged the students to forge ahead in their learning activities, as such determination will help meet the development needs of their country.

The graduation exercise culminated with the certification of several personalities, including students, for their role in improving the image of the school.

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