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BUSA-UMU Concludes Career, Voter Registration Retreat

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By Patrick N. Tokpah 

(Bong County Correspondent)

The Bong University Students Association, United Methodist University (BUSA-UMU) chapter has concluded a one-day career and voter registration retreat for 12th graders in Totota lower Bong County.

 The program which was held at the Toyota Lutheran High School Auditorium, Salala District 6, was attended by over hundred participants.

Given the overview of the retreat, Jeremiah M. Gbanyan, President of BUSA-UMU said the retreat was intended to encourage senior secondary students in Bong County to seek college education after high school in order to prepare themselves for the job market.

He further revealed that the retreat was also intended to encourage students and citizens to attach importance to the 2023 General and Presidential Elections’ voter registration process that is expected to start this month.

According to the Bong County student leader, the retreat was the second edition of the BUSA-UMU career day program, noting that the first phase was held in Gbarnga, Bong County, which was climaxed with a donation of two bags of 25kg rice to the Gbarnga Central Prison in Gbarnga, Bong County.

Guest speaking at the one-day career and voter registration retreat in the county, Saleyah M. Dukuly, District Health Officer for Salala District lauded BUSA-UMU for organizing such a unique program for senior students in secondary schools in the district.

Mr. Dukuly told the participants that acquiring a college education will enable them to get better jobs and better salaries that will improve their lives and allow them to contribute to society’s development.

The Salala District Health Officer at the same time cautioned the students to continue their academic sojourn with seriousness so that they become well educated for a better Salala District and Liberia at large.

He informed the students that Liberia depends on them in terms of growth and development.

For their part, some of the participants lauded the BUSA-UMU for the initiative in the county.

They described the one-day retreat as an eye-opener for them as students and residents in Lower Bong County.

The students assured the leadership of BUSA-UMU that they will use the knowledge acquired wisely and vowed to share the knowledge with their colleagues who didn’t attend the retreat.

The retreat was held under the theme: “Going To College Should Be Your Opinion, After High School” and was facilitated by several experts including, engineers, Public Health officials, Economists, among others.

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