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GoL Pays About US$423k For Scholarships At 12 Schools
By Decontee M. Wesseh, LINA
MONROVIA, June 7 (LINA) – The Government of Liberia has paid to 12 institutions of higher learning in the country a total of US422,855 representing payments for 2,005 sponsored students during academic years 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.
Of this number, 1,293 are males while 712 are females.
The amount which covered tuition for the second semester 2014/2015 and first semester 2015/2016 was paid to the University of Liberia, Cuttington University, African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) and African Methodist Episcopal Zion University (AMEZU).
Other recipients are Stella Maris University, United Methodist University (UMU), Mother Pattern College of Health Sciences, Nimba County Community College (NCCC), Grand Bassa Community College (GBCC), Lofa County Community College (LCCC), Starz and Smythe Colleges.
This was contained in a statement read by the Head of Liberia’s Bilateral Scholarship program at the Ministry of Education, Samuel G. Williams, during the Ministry of Information press briefing a Tuesday.
He said the ministry is anticipating settling the arrears of 1,094 students in the tune of US$234,000 from those colleges and universities for the second semester 2015/2016 academic year.
He indicated that the scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, noting that students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0.