Quality Education: The Only Way Out

first_imgVice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has said that the provision of sound and quality education to students in the education sector is the only way Liberians can be taken from their present economic, social and other conditions and provides for themselves better living conditions as well as contributes to the development processes of their country.VP Boakai said quality education is always needed, especially in country like Liberia that has come from civil crisis and is in rebuilding process. He stated the country will always be in need of young qualified Liberians who can help in its rebuilding process.The Liberian Vice President spoke when he officially dedicated the newly constructed campus of the Leigh-Sherman Community College and the Leigh-Sherman Executive Secretarial School in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.The new building of the school, which has its motto as, “There is no Excellence without Labor” was officially opened by VP Boakai Friday, April 25. The school had initially been located in the Fiamah Community in Sinkor, Monrovia. The college now has its own campus after over 38 years of existence.VP Boakai said the Leigh-Sherman College since its establishment in the late 1970s, has been very instrumental in developing the capacities of young Liberians some of whom have gone out to become exceptional professionals in their areas of disciplines throughout the world.He challenged the authorities of the school to continue their high level of academic and ethical training to their new location, indicating “Let your work over these years speak for itself as you come into this new community.”VP Boakai lauded the founder and proprietor of the college, Madam Theresa Leigh-Sherman, who he said have for many years shown how dedicated and committed she is to the molding of the minds of the young people of her country.“After all we have gone though individually and as a nation, she is still passionate and committed to this cause. Relocating the school to this location is another level of commitment. You have brought light to this community and its surrounding areas. Thank you for being such a good Liberian,” he said.“Most of the people I have worked with over the years have been graduates of the Leigh-Sherman College. These have been very professional people not just in terms of qualifications competency, but also discipline. The kinds of training that she instilled in her students always go with them,”“She always produces the best of students and I’m very proud of her. I want to thank you Theresa for helping the children of this country who we are dependent upon for the rebuilding of our nation. The provision of quality education is the only way for us to get out of our present conditions as Liberians. We hope that your hands’ works prosper,” VP Boakai added.The proprietor of the college, Madam Theresa Leigh-Sherman, said the decision to relocate the school is as a result of the outcome of a survey that was conducted. She said survey shows that 80 percent of the students are from the out sketch of the city, particularly Paynesville and as such it is ideals for their campus to be brought close to them.She said this will help curtail a lot of expenses that students undergo daily to get on campus. Some of the challenges have to do with the difficulties of getting a vehicle to and fro school and amount spent on transportation weekly will be reduced drastically.Madam Leigh-Sherman noted that since its inception about 38 years ago, the college has been grounded in a vision of excellence and the new move will not be an exception.She said, “A pioneering institution in the field of Secretarial Science, we have successfully trained and placed over five thousand administrative professionals in positions with government, public and private corporations, international organizations and the Liberia Diplomatic Corps.”She indicated that in the years since the civil conflict, the college has emerged with a renewed sense of purpose and responsibility. “Our country has entered a period of tremendous revitalization and progress in which education and profession training is imperative.”She lauded all those who contributed to the construction process of the new building. She indicated: “After 38 years of existence, Leigh-Sherman school finally has its own campus and permanent home. We are proud today that we on our own campus and our dream has come true.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Twitter Wins Big During Super Bowl XLVII

first_imgRelated Posts The Ravens may have walked away with Sunday’s real glory, but Super Bowl XLVII was also an epic day for Twitter. The social media service is a natural choice for up-to-the-minute news and commetary of a nation glued to the game. Across 24.1 million tweets, Super Bowl watchers cheered for their team of choice (@ravens or @49ers), commented on the chaos when the lights went out and chatted up 5.5 million tweets about half-time performer and all-around pop culture demi-goddess Beyoncé.According to Twitter’s official blog, the top most-tweeted moments of Super Bowl XLVII were as follows (measured in Tweets-per-minute or TPM):Power outage: 231,500 TPM108-yard kickoff return for Ravens TD by Jones: 185,000 TPMClock expires; Ravens win: 183,000 TPMJones catches 56-yard pass for Ravens TD (end of 2nd quarter): 168,000 TPMGore TD for 49ers: 131,000 TPMTwitter Tops FacebookTwitter also made an extremely strong showing in the commercials, the real meat of the game for some viewers. With 26 mentions (counted as a hashtag, a URL, a logo or a verbal name drop) in the 52 nationally aired Super Bowl XLVII commercials, Twitter bested Facebook for advertisement shout-outs by a factor of more than six . Facebook scored a surprisingly low four mentions. Last year, out of 59 national commercials, Twitter and Facebook were both mentioned eight times each. Brands with Twitter mentions in their Super Bowl XLVII commercials, courtesy of some real-time tallying over at MarketingLand: M&Ms – #betterwithmmsAudi – #braverywinsHyundai – #pickyourteamGoDaddy – #thescoreDoritos – #doritosBest Buy – #infiniteanswersDisney Oz – #disneyozFast & Furious movie – #fastandfuriousToyota – #wishgrantedDoritos – #doritosCalvin Klein – #calvinkleinCars.com – #nodramaBud Light – #herewegoHyundai Sonata – #epicplaydateVolkswagen – #gethappySubway – #15yrwinningstreakSubway – #FebruANYBud Light – #herewegoSubway – #FebruANYBud Light – #herewegoMiO Fit – #changestuffPistachios – #crackinstyleSpeed Stick – #handleitBudweiser Clydesdales – #clydesdalesTide – #miraclestainSamsung – #thenextbigthingWhich hashtags actually scored the most social traction during the big game? According to Networked Insights, the following brands came out on top:#Doritos (Pepsi Frito-Lay)#Clydesdales (Budweiser)#CrackInStyle (Wonderful Pistachios)#CalvinKlein (Calvin Klein)#GodMadeAFarmer (Ram)Taking other social networks into account, including Facebook, blogs and other forums, these were the top 10 ads by social mentions:GoDaddy’s “Perfect Match”  (255,121)Taco Bell “Viva Young”  (213,125)Calvin Klein “Concept 30”  (209,539)AB InBev “Brotherhood”  (154,037)Ram “Farmer”  (96,326)Orea “Cookie v Cream” (65,373)Wonderful Pistachios “Crackin’ Style”  (58,938)Tide “Miracle Stain”  (55,770)Doritos “Goat”  (51,053)Doritos “Fashionista”  (47,962)What Does It All Mean?Facebook has 1.06 billion members and isn’t going away. But now that everyone and their grandma is on the social network, Facebook may not be the frontier of social cool it once was.And since Super Bowl commercial slots are among the most coveted in the entire year, brands are well-served to put their best, brightest, hippest face forward, and this year that meant nudging couch potatoes toward their Twitter account or hashtag in real-time – exactly what Twitter does best.Image via cloud.li. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#social networks#twitter taylor hatmakercenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more