MONROVIA: The Diocesan Bishop of the West African Council of the 35 Episcopal District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Inc. Bishop Leo M. Simpson, has expressed concern over the growing number of students dropping out of school to seek employment as Pehn-Pehn and Kehkeh riders.
He said Pehn-Pehn and Kehkeh riding is not a good paying job and is unsustainable.
He made the statements over the weekend in an interview with this paper on the campus of the Haywood Mission Institute located on the Old Road in Sinkor.
Dr. Simpson who is also the Principal of the Haywood Mission Institute in Liberia noted that, Education is fundamental to Liberia’s progress and prosperity and admonished youth who are involved in commercial motorcycle activities in the country to desist and focus on their education for the betterment of the country.
In another development, Bishop Simpson urged parents to provide all needed support towards the educational sojourn of their children and in every aspect of their lives.
“Every parent needs to understand that giving money, material things to a child, or being a part-time parent does not qualify you as a parent. You child needs you there every day to ask him or her how was school today? Can I see your work? And how are you feeling? A child needs a good night hug, a good morning hug, and to wipe away their tears for their first heart break. A child needs both parents” he cautioned parents.
Among other things, he urged children to reciprocate the love shown by their parents by providing some help at home and giving them all necessary respect due them.