By: J. Boimah Johnson Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
In continuation of the free tuition for government institutions in Liberia, the minister of State for presidental Affairs has presented 2 million Liberian dollars cheque to the government run Dolokelen Gboveh Senior High School in Gbarnga City, Bong County.
The 2 million cheque was presented by Minister Nathaniel McGill over the weekend to the administration of Dolokelen Gboveh Senior High School, when he pays a visit in Bong County, along with several ministers in order to know if schools have received the recent 30million Liberian dollars scholarships that was lunch in some part of this year in Gbarnga for Both Public and Private schools, by President George Weah led government in order to curtail burden on parents and sponsors when it comes to school fees.
Minister McGill stated that the money was given in continuation of the scholarshi program for students who are still owing the institution, the total money received by Gboveh through the scholarship program is now in the tune of 3 millions Liberian dollars.
Some of the instructions that benefited from the 30 millions Liberian dollars scholarship are the government run John Flom Barkalu High School, William VS Tubman Gray High, Alexandra A Andrew Academy, Arthur B Francis SDA High School, among other.
According to the Minister the 30 millions Liberian dollars scholarship that was lunch in the county by the government through the office of Minister McGill and Bong County Electoral District #3, honorable Josiah Melvin Cole was crafted in order to keep providing free tuition for school going kids in the county and the Country at large.
It was announced by president George Weah that all public schools in Liberia should be free to school going kids for them to pursue quality education, especially those children that their parents can’t afford to sent them to private schools in the country.
Minister McGill during the presentation of the 2 million Liberian dollars cheque to the administration of the Dolokelen Gboveh Senior High, Minister Nathaniel McGill however stated that comes next academic year all students of Gboveh will not pay money for school fees, but the government will take the full responsibility and also ask students to report any administrator that will ask them to pay money during registration period.
He told the students gathering that every academic year all of the 28, senior high schools in Bong County will receive one million Liberian dollars each, as part of the government responsibility in educating it’s citizens.
Receiving the 2 million Liberian dollars cheque the principal of the Gboveh ,Mr Harris P . Willie lauded the the Minister and the government of president Weah for the donation of said amount to the school.
“When I took over as principal for Gboveh the institution was heavily owing money outside, but through our collective efforts, we were able to clear the debit and we want to be grateful to this government for the level of support towards Gboveh , said Mr. Harris P. Willie.
In attendance of the presentation of the 2 million Liberian dollars cheque to Gboveh the The Minister of Finance, Mr. Samuel D. Tweh jr, and Bong County Electoral District#3, Representative J. Melvin Cole encouraged the students and school administrators to keep working with president George Weah led government in order to do more in the education sectors.
They however pledged their support to the Bong County school system to extend the scholarship program from 30.millions Liberia Dollars to 60 million Liberian dollars inorder to include More more schools comes next academic year.
Some of those schools that benefited from the scholarship extended thanks and appreciation to the government for providing the scholarship in order to curtail burden on students and parents who are finding it difficult to educate their Children, due to the economy crisis citizens are currently undergoing.
They however used the medium to call on president Weah to continue providing scholarship for those struggling parents, in making sure their children acquire quality education.