By: J. Boimah Johnson
Email.jangarjohnson @ gmail. com.
Several students of the government run Gleh Elementary, Jr and semi Senior High School in Ganglota, Salayea district have lauded Lofa County district #5, representative.Cllr Beyan Duyan Howard for paying their school fees, for academy year 2021/ 2022.
The payment came as the result of the students appeal made to Hon. Howard in early September of this year, when the honorable man paid a curtsey visit to the people of Ganglota.
Presenting 50,000 Liberian Dollars on behalf of hon. Howard to the administration of Gleh Elementary, Jr and Semi Senior High School, the Administrative Assistant to Rep Howard, Mr.Flomo Z. Johnson narrated that the money was his boss own way of giving back to those struggling students who could not afford to pay their school fees due to the economy crisis in the country.
According to Rep. Howard administrative assistant 20 students from the institution are now benefitting from the scholarship program of the developmental lawmaker office, as he continues to educate more citizens from the two districts.
The scholarship program which has brought smile to struggling parents and self supporters as the result of their children being in school through the kind gesture of rep. Beyan Duyan Howard.
Mr. Johnson recounted that honorable. Howard concern is to see the improvement of Zorzor and Salayea districts in all sectors, especially education, quality health care, agriculture among other , for the growth and development of district #5.
Receiving the money on behalf of the insttitution principal John Kerkulah lauded Hon. Howard for the gesture toward struggling students who are finding it difficult to acquire quality education due to the lack of funding, especially those students who are supporting themselves in school.
The principal how ever challenged those beneficiaries to take advantage of the scholarship by putting in more time to study their lessons in order to make a successful pass in the school, as a means of encouraging Hon. Beyan Duyan Howard to do more.
Some of the students who spoke to Image Tv appreciated Hon. Howard for going on their aid in order to pay their school fees.
” we are so happy to be part of honorable. Howard scholarship, let me just explain little bit about this scholarship issue, in September of this year, our lawmaker paid a visit in our town to have a town hall discussion with the inhabitants, based on that some of us as students who were around gathered ourself together and wrote our names and presented it to Hon. Howard requesting him to help provide scholarship for us, and he accepted to do that, today we are very happy to hear that our school fees have been paid by our talk and do lawmaker” said the students.
The students however used the medium to called on their district lawmaker to include more students on his scholarship in the institution next academic year, the scholarship program targets students from grade 1 to grade 10 in Gleh.
Some of the parents who joyfully spoke to reporter, thanks Rep. Howard for taking burden on their head for this academic year and stated that it was a total relief for them.
“Some of us were thinking, where to take money from to send our children to school, why thinking on that, my children came to me and said mama we are on Hon. Howard scholarship for this academic year, I thought they were joking, but hearing today that my children school fees have been paid by this man, I want to tell him thanks and God will keep blessings him to do more for our children, we are also calling on humanitarian, good will individual and the government of Liberia to help provide scholarship for our children”, some of the parents said.
Since the election of Hon. Howard in 2017, as lawmaker for district #5, in Lofa County, he continues to impact the lives of some citizens across the two districts, through capacity building.