Cummings Wants ‘Excellent’ Education Prioritized – Commits to Private Investment


Monrovia – Former Presidential Hopeful and political leader of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander B. Cummings wants president-elect George Weah to give more priority to Liberia’s educational sector.

Report by Willie N. Tokpah – [email protected]

According to Cummings not only that the CDC-elected government should put education at the top of its agenda, it should ensure quality education throughout the country.

His plead was in response to series of concerns about the need to address Liberia’s Messy Education System, stating that said responsibility surely lies in the hands of the incoming administration.

“The only thing I would say to the incoming government is to ask them to prioritize education and ask them to focus on excellence in education and we leave it to them to decide how best to do that. I really wish the new administration success in education,” Cummings said.

The former presidential candidate said he is not only hopeful of the new administration success, but also the interest of all Liberian, saying “it is in the interest of all Liberians for the new administration to be successful and I want that as well because if they become successful, Liberia will be successful and I am sure they have plans to fix and upgrade our educational system.”

While he is hoping on the Weah’s administration to improve Liberia’s educational system, Cummings has committed himself to contributing to the sector by supporting schools and getting involve with other initiatives in improving Liberia’s educational sector.

He however confirmed recent statement from one of his confidants Taa Wongbe, that he has no interest in the pending Montserrado County Senatorial By-election.

There were rumors that the former presidential candidate was opting to fill the vaccancy created as a result of the election of Senator elect George Weah as Liberia’s 25th President.

Already, his vice standard bearer in the 2017 presidential poll, Jeremiah Suluntteh has expressed interest in filling in another senatorial vaccancy in Bong County through the election of Jewel Howard Taylor as Liberia’s vice president.

Unlike Sulunteh, Cummings said he has no plan for to contest the pending senatorial race, saying “I do not plan to run as senator, so the answer is no.”

Responding to a question about his caution to the new government, Cummings said it was appropiate that he steps aside and give the new president and team a chance to properly do the work of Liberians.

Instead of being vocal with governmental activities, Cummings noted that he would focus more on the private sector, especially the educational arena.

“So my preference at this tine is to focus on the private sector, to focus on philantropists like educational process and to give the new administration the space to do the work of the Liberian people,” Cummings intoned.

He emphasized the need that educational support be extended to other communities and counties across Liberia through the provision of more scholarships and financial aid to deserving students.

Cummings noted that this educational support demonstrates what he intended doing in changing Liberia positively.

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