Liberia: Africa International Institute of Science and Technology Graduates Challenged to Pursue Excellence for Better Future


Monrovia – Graduates of the Africa International Institute of Science and Technology (AIIST) have been urged to be committed and aspire for greatness if they are to be successful.

The school held its sixth graduation recently in Monrovia with 120 students walking out of its walls.

Serving as the guest speaker, the Deputy Director of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Dwa Hne, urged the graduates to use the knowledge acquired from AIIST to make a positive impact in the society.

“To you my graduates, let it be known that it is not the knowledge you have acquired through this walls that will make you great and successful. It is your action and how they’ve transformed the society will make you great,” Mr. Hne said.

Speaking on the theme ‘Aspiring for Greatness’, he challenged the graduates to be innovative and put into practice what they have learned- such as creating software programs that will be labeled Liberia’s technology.

Addressing the graduates, he noted that “The key to discovering what you are is to first discover who you are”; adding “Your inner abilities and potentials are gifts from God to enrich your lives and make you asset to the world in which you dwell.” However, he advised that they should first discover them and harnessed them if they wish to aspire for success and greatness. According to him, some people have done just that, and today they have become personalities of history.

“Do not be afraid of great decision, rather be afraid of wrong decision,” he inspired the students.

Also speaking, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AIIST, Kemoh Sekou Konneh called on the graduates to be true representation of the institution, adding “Go out to change the world through Technology.”

He revealed that the institution is one of the leading Information and Technology institutions with a flexible requirement that offers the best in computer knowledge.

Meanwhile, several graduates were honored in recognition of their exceptional work. Some of the categories of award include the most Disciplined Student, Best Volunteer Student, Outstanding Graduate, Best Graphics Student, and Best networking student.

Speaking on behalf of the graduates, the class president, Mohammed Follah Sheriff thanked the school for imparting knowledge unto them, and also hailed his fellow colleagues for imposing in him their ‘utmost’ trust and confidence to serve them.