Lawmaker Wants 20%` Nat’l Budget for Education
By Anthony Selmah
Nimba County district # 9 Representative, lawmaker, Hon. Johnson Gwaikolo has underscored the need for twenty percent of the Country’s National Budget to go towards improving education in the Country.
Hon. Gwaikolo who is also the Chairman on education in the lower House added that doing this will help reduce some of the tensions that the country’s educational sector is currently facing.Representative Gwaikolo made the assertion over the weekend at the induction ceremony of the President of Barshell University College which took place at the Campus of the university in Paynesville.
According to him, there is a need for the national government to see reason to pay much attention to the country’s education sectors.
The Nimba County lawmaker, who expressed his willingness to work with his fellow lawmakers to make sure that twenty percent of the National Budget go towards education, reminded his audience that a lot of transformation needs to be taking place within the country’s educational sectors.
The Lawmaker added that education is the key to growth and development of any nation and hence the need for government to subsidize private universities in the country.
According to him, educating people is another way of reducing poverty in the country.
He added that nations that provide education for it citizens are a country that mean well for its citizens rate.
The Nimba County lawmaker called on students of the institution to pay attention to their education, noting that is vital for the growth of any nation, adding that they have a vital role to play in the country’s development agenda, as future leaders of Liberia.
He lauded the CEO of the University, Ceebee C.B. Barshell for establishing such an institution that is currently contributing to the country’s educational needs.