Seven students who received engineering scholarships from Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) have arrived in the country from Indonesia.
The students were given a warm welcome by officials of GVL Tuesday, April 29, at the company’s main office in Monrovia.
Speaking at the occasion, the manager for career and education programs at GVL, Jean Hannah Thompson, said that the students have returned for a short break after going through six months of studies in Indonesia.
According to Madam Thompson, the students were given the opportunity last year to undergo advanced training in engineering.
“We are pleased to welcome you back to Liberia from your brief period of studies. Since you obtained the opportunity to learn in Indonesia, we have received positive responses on your studies from our partners. We did not make any mistake in selecting the seven of you,” she proudly informed the students.
She said while the students are in Liberia, they are expected to visit Grand Kru County to educate other Liberian students on the importance of career education.
Responding on behalf of his fellow scholarship beneficiaries, Joseph G. Garwor, said they were gratified for the opportunity created by GVL to acquire skills.
“We can assure GVL and the Liberian people that we are serious to acquire knowledge and eventually return home and help our country. We feel we are capable to adequately perform all we have learnt thanks to the level of studiousness we demonstrated while still in training,” he said.
He said that with the introduction of oil palm in Liberia, the lives of rural citizens will eventually be improved.
“GVL’s investment in the country should be welcomed by every citizen. Considering what have seen in Indonesia, “GVL” truly means business. Oil palm concession has the propensity to create employment for many, thus boosting the economy,” he concluded.