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Ex-Student Leaders Want Suakoko Scholarship Scheme Back
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Ex-Student Leaders Want Suakoko Scholarship Scheme Back
By Philip T. Singbah, LINA Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, September 29 (LINA) -Two former student leaders of Bong County have joined other citizens in calling on the county’s leadership to re-introduce the Madam Suakoko Scholarship Program.

Bill McGill Jones and Tormue Queelyme said the scholarship program helped several less fortunate sons and daughters of the county acquire higher education which has made them key contributors to the development of Bong County and Liberia.

In separate interviews with the Liberia News Agency in Gbarnga Monday, the former student leaders noted that they are disappointed over the indefinite suspension of the scheme by officials of the county, noting that this was a disservice to the young generation.

The scholarship, which was funded through the County Development Fund (CDF), was indefinitely suspended in late 2012 on grounds that the county was hugely indebted to various universities and colleges across Liberia because it could not pay the tuition of beneficiaries.

They, however, lauded some lawmakers of the county for offering personal tuition assistance to students of the county, but called on these lawmakers to collectively galvanize efforts aimed at sourcing funding to reactivate the scholarship scheme.

They are also calling for an independent body to be constituted to manage the program when re-instituted to ensure transparency and accountability and to ensure that beneficiaries of the scholarship render services to the county upon graduation.

Last week, the Vice President of the Liberia National Student Union, Emmanuel Flomo, launched the campaign for the restoration of the ‘Madam Suakoko Scholarship Program’ in Gbarnga.

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