House Speaker, J. Alex Tyler will on Wednesday, , deliver the keynote address at a program marking the official launch of scholarships awards by the Graduate Students Association of Liberia (GRASAL) in Monrovia.
Speaker Tyler’s speech will be followed by experts’ opinions to come from Sinoe County Senator, Milton Teahgay, National Port Authority Managing Director, Matilda Parker and the General Manager of Monrovia Brewery Corporation, Dr. Nelson Oneyama, among others.
GRASAL is expected to provide scholarships to more than 100 students, whom the association believes are at risk of dropping out of school due to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).
The graduate students organization, in a statement, said it observed that the outbreak of the EVD affected the Liberian economy so badly that a good number of its citizens, who are pursuing Master’s degrees in the country are unable to continue their education due to financial problems.
GRASAL said its first scholarship fund raising program will take place on Wednesday, on the campus of Cuttington University (CU) Graduate School in Congotown, Monrovia. The program will be hosted under the theme, “Prioritizing Liberia’s Human Resource Development for Sustainable Growth.”
GRASAL has therefore called on those invited to its scholarship fund drive, including senior government officials, representatives of Liberia’s development partners, heads of private and public corporations and other dignitaries to remain supportive of the country’s educational system.
The statement added that the strength and growth of the increasing number of universities and colleges across the country depend on the availability of more qualified Liberians with Master’s degrees.