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Gov. Awards Twenty Scholarships…..

by Maximilian K. Kasseh jr

RIVER GEE COUNTY, LIBERIA-The Liberian Government, through the Ministry of Education, has awarded twenty international scholarships to high school and university students in River Gee County.

According to ELBC River Gee County Correspondent, the County Education Officer, Jones Nyepon, said:” The scholarships are part of the Government’s efforts to support Liberians through education.”

Mr. Nyepon promised to work along with schools in the county to ensure that eligible students are awarded scholarships.

Following the pronouncement, students of the county expressed excitement over the gesture, saying this is the first of its kind.

Meanwhile, one-hundred students from the Assembly of God Mission School in Margibi County have benefitted from scholarships.

The scholarships were awarded by Margibi County District Five Representative, Clearance Gahr when he served as keynote speaker during the closing program of the school.

In a related development, at least twenty-five school-going girls from several secondary schools in Sinoe County have been recruited to undergo an intensive vocational program.

The initiative is being undertaken by a local educational organization, Innovative Education Learning Program, in the county.

According to the organization’s Program Coordinator, Shadrack Chilah, the program is aimed at empowering the youth, mainly girls for a marketable society.

Mr. Chilah told our Correspondent that the gesture was triggered by the poor deficiencies of empowerment of several youths in the county.

Meanwhile, Mr. Shadrack Chilah is encouraging the youth, mainly girls, to be proactive by taking advantage of the program, noting that such an initiative has the propensity to transform lives.

At the same time, Education Minister Ansu Sonii says:” The Liberian Government has procured at least one hundred-sixteen motorbikes for District Education Officers (DEOs) across the fifteen counties of Liberia.”

According to Minister Sonii, the bikes and other educational materials are already in the country and are expected to be distributed shortly.

He said the gesture is aimed at enhancing the efficiency of the DEOs and bringing to an end the transportation constraints faced by them.

The Education Ministry Boss made the disclosure over the weekend when he held several indoor meetings with education authorities faced by them.

Meanwhile, several county DEOs have expressed gratitude to the Liberian Government, assuring the resilient efforts to better the Education Sector.

By: Manston Kollie

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