Liberia: NSCC Celebrates 56th Anniversary

Liberia: NSCC Celebrates 56th Anniversary

The New Dawn, Monrovia – The National Student Christian Council (NSCC), a Youth and Student group which was founded on October 5, 1957 in Suakoko, Bong County on the campus of the then Cuttington University College (CUC), now Cuttington University (CU) is this weekend celebrating its 56 anniversary.

The group was founded by a group of vocal and astute young people within the body polity of the Country. This group was founded as a way of providing a platform where young Christian Student could project their thoughts regarding issues of religious, political, social as well as economic concerns.

This is a group or institution which is Christian in nature and ecumenical in scope. Since its formation, the NSCC has been strategically involved into activities ranging from ecumenical, political, socialand other spectrum of the Country.

The NSCC can boast of producing some key and permanent figures who have contributed to the society and the state-some of them today are situated into responsible positions and making significant impacts.

Some of those individuals are the likes of Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf President of the Republic of Liberia, Cllr. Henry Reed Cooper, former Chief Justice of the Republic of Liberia, the late Cannon Burgess Carr, the late Rev. Steve Muin, former Regional Secretary, Amb. Charles Minor, Mr.Kenneth Y. Best, Rev. Dr. Julius S. Nelson, Jr., Mr. P. Emersyn Harris and just to name a few. These individuals during their own time at the level of the Council played significant roles in the running of this Group.

The NSCC was founded as a conscious voice for the people during the hey days of past suppressive regimes. Advocacy has also been part of the embodiment of the Council; being a fundamental part of the core values.

This was a platform where those astute Christian youth used to project the views and inspiration of its constituency. To date, this platform remains visible and is been used in these premises.

This year, the Council will be celebrating her 56th Anniversary under the theme: “Economic Justice, a way forward to a better Liberia”. This Celebration will commence on Friday, October 4, with a “Mini-Back to School Basketball Tournament”involving four secondary school; 1st AGM, CWA, St. Peter’s Lutheran and J.J. Roberts.

At this tournament, there will be a session where the students will be talked to about the NSCC at the YMCA Gymnasium. On Saturday, October 5, the actual day of the anniversary, there will be an elaborate indoor program held in the Eugene H. Cooper Hall, in the building of the YMCA on Broad Street, beginning at 1pm. During this program, there will be several activities taking place.

The ceremony is expected to be a graced by some permanent and eminent persons within the society and state. There will be a period of certification of the best five (5) schools from the just ended WAEC exams, coupled with the certification of some teachers from selected schools-for long service.

Importantly, there will be a launching aspect of the Cllr. Henry Reed Cooper Lecture Series; a forum where annually, stakeholders be it religious, political, social, or economic will be invited to propound on issues in these respects. This program will begin at 2pm.

The activities will be climaxed on Sunday, October 6, 2013, with a thanksgiving and worship service at the St. Thomas Episcopal on Camp Johnson Road, beginning at 10 am.

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