Education and Business Forum 2012 Gets Underway In Monrovia, Vice President Boakai Says Itís A Dream Made Real

Tuesday, 2nd October 2012
Monrovia, Liberia - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has lauded partners for the development of a forum that is poised to thematically guide discussions on issues in tertiary education in Liberia with the view to building the global bridge connecting education, business and community.
He said authorities of education in Liberia including the Association of Liberian Universities are helpful in embracing the dream and helping to turn it into reality and urged them to remain focus to finding solutions to problems of education in Liberia that were compounded by years of civil strife.
According to a release from the Office of the Vice President, he made these remarks Tuesday when he delivered a keynote address at the start of a three day conference held at the Monrovia City Hall to discuss issues of tertiary education in Liberia.

The conference is being held to explore creative solutions to establishing an international academic partnership that includes sharing knowledge and resources, while establishing strategic public and private partnerships.

Speaking last evening at a cocktail in honor of conference delegates, Vice President Boakai hailed Clarke Atlanta University President Carlton E. Brown, Liberiaís Honorary Consul General to Atlanta, Cynthia Blandford Nash and Association of Liberian Universities, and the Government of Liberia for making the conference a reality.

In another development, Vice President Boakai has saluted the people of Nigeria on the occasion of the 52nd Independence anniversary of that Country and hailed the brotherly ties subsisting between the two West African nations. He recounted the many sacrifices Nigerians continue to make to sustain the peace in Liberia. Vice President Boakai was speaking at the Nigerian Embassy Monday at celebration marking that countryís 52nd Independence Day.

Meanwhile, Vice President Boakai has extended his condolences to the families of the four maritime trainees that drowned in the sea and called it the loss to the country. He was speaking at the Offices of the Maritime Authority where he met with Officials of the Maritime Authority and the families of the deceased, a release from the Office of the Vice President said.