GANTA, Nimba â€“ The bill seeking to establish a vocational and technical school in Ganta has finally become law after it was signed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Introduced by Rep. Jeremiah Koung of Nimbaâ€™s first district, the bill was unanimously approved by members of the Senate in April 2016 after it left the House of Representatives in March 2014.
In an interview with the Voice of Gompa radio station early this year, Koung said the people of Nimba were prepared and ready to provide the required land for the construction of the institute.
â€œWhen this technical institution is constructed in Ganta, it will help many of our young people who have overgrown the age of attending academic institutions,â€ he added. â€œAlso, there are others who graduated from high school but do not have the opportunity to go to college or university. They too can have the opportunity to learn something to help them and their families.â€
The technical institute is expected to train students in fields such as plumbing, masonry, carpentry, and welding.
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