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By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr.

The Booker Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata, Margibi County has graduated 452 young men and women after completing studies in various vocational skills.

The graduation ceremony took place on the main campus of the BWI on Saturday, February 24, 2024, with students, parents, BWI Administration and Board, Margibi County authorities, and partners in attendance.

The graduates include 234 males and females from the regular secondary T-VET program, 203 from the post-secondary T-VET and professional studies program, and 15 from the domestic science short-term and skill training program, respectively, totaling 452.

The graduates are from the business department that offers Accounting, Secretarial Science, and Domestic Science. Others came from the building trade department, which offers plumbing, masonry, and carpentry, the Automotive and machinery department, Agriculture department, Electricity and Electronic departments.

BWI Principal Harris Fumba Tarnue, says the graduates completed the prescribed curriculum from the Ministry of Education.

He says with the support of the government and development partners, the institution continues to make success in its efforts to build the capacity of the administrative and instructional staff.

According to Mr. Tarnue, he anticipates return of six of his staff, who are studying in China.

He disclosed that eight of instructors are competing dual master’s program that is funded by the European Union and the Swedish Fund under the Youth Rising Program at Han University in Finland.

He adds that T-VET instructors who have been training in Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa have returned home with specialization in automotive, carpentry, machinery, and information technology, among other skills.

Named in memory of late Afro-America scholar and educator, BWI is Liberia’s leading technical and vocational institution founded in 1929 under the administration of late President Charles Dunbar Burgess King. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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