Wednesday, June 19, 2013 09:38
SUSA's Scholarship Fund Drive Launched
Story by Edwin G. Wandah
Students hailing from Sinoe at the African Methodist Episcopal University- AMEU have launched a scholarship fund drive aimed at extending financial supports to fellow students who may have some financial problems and in need of help.
The program brought together hundreds of students, including Sinoe students from other Universities in and around Monrovia; the University of Liberia, Senator Mobutu Nyenpan, Mr. B. Geeplay Nyenswah, Cllr. Oswald Tweh and host of citizens from the county.
According to Julius Jensen who is president of the students and a freshman at the AMEU, there have been several cases with students being unable to continue their studies thus creating rooms for capable students to drop from universities.
According to Senator Nyenpan, Sinoe is one of the counties that has produced quality educators in the Liberian society who are contributing to the developmental sectors of Liberia, and as such there is and will always be a need for additional hand of supports to enable the younger generation to pursue higher education in the areas of their choice.
Also commenting, Cllr. Oswald Tweh said there is a need for extra supports for the youthful generation as they are the next ones to succeed the older ones. Cllr. Tweh is amongst many Liberians who have been advocating for supports for youth empowerment and capacity buildings and technical skills for the younger generation.
But reports coming out of Sinoe say there is a serious problem in the county and if not taken care of, the county may face serious problems.
According Geeplay Nyenswah, the problem of road to market, access to good school, security, and health are the major areas lacking in the county.
Mr. Nyenswah said sick people are still being transported in hand-made hammock to clinics for medical treatment.
According Mr. Nyenswah, there is little done to improve the living condition of the people in the county and so it poses serious threat in the county to peace-loving people.