U.S. Peace Corp Volunteers serving in Liberia has over the weekend certificated over 200 junior and senior high students in Kakata City, Margibi County. 
The certificates of participation were given to the students following the completion of a three-week model school (vacation school) conducted by 38 Peace Corps Volunteers at the Lango Lippaye High School. The students are from various high schools in Kakata.
The certification ceremony is the fourth in its series to be carried out by the organization and was held at the Kakata City Hall as the first in 2010.
The students were taught in various subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Algebra, Geometry and Physics among others.
Speaking to this paper after the ceremony, the Country Director of Peace Corps-Liberia, Mr. Vince Groh, said the Model School is a vacation school that gives students a great experience to practice academic skills and spend longer time with young Americans.
Groh also said the program enables the volunteers to practice new skills, give them trail as teachers and prepare them take these skills to the 15 counties of Liberia.
The Peace Corps-Liberia Country Director who announced that the organization has high school teachers in all of the counties said Peace Corps-Liberia brings new volunteers in every summer to teach in high schools across the country.
He further disclosed that the 38 volunteers arrived in the country during this summer and participated in an eight week training program in Kakata where he called their home-base for training.
According to him, the volunteers will be sworn in within the next few weeks and subsequently assigned throughout the country. He added that when school opens in September of this year, one or two volunteers will be assigned to 41 high schools in Liberia.
Meanwhile, Groh has expressed what he calls sorrow over his return to the United States of America as he completes his tour in the next two weeks.
He then extended thanks to the nearly four million Liberians who he said welcomed him like brother and treated him with love and humanity.
For her part, Mrs. Amy Estep, said the students performed excellently during the three-week vacation program.
She added that the performances of the students proved that they have love for education in the Country.
Mrs. Estep is one of the volunteers who will take assignment in Harper Maryland County following their swearing in ceremony.
The Peace Corps presented books to students who surpassed their colleagues in various classes. It also took the initiative to pay the West African Examination Exam fees for two of the 12th graders who high grades and 9th graders in private schools. Besides, the Corps will purchase uniforms for 10 students, while nearly all students who participated in the program walked away with text books. By: Moses M. Tokpah, 0880849027/0777130958

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