More than 25 students from the River Gee University Students Union (RIGUSU) of the United Methodist University (UMU) have benefited from LD$50K grant to address educational challenges facing them.
The educational grant was provided by the Henry Conway Foundation, a non for profit organization in Liberia. HCF has over the years supported agriculture, health, education among other things.
Making a symbolic presentation on February 12, 2021, the Country Director for HCF, Joseph Jubor, underscored the need for Liberians to recognize the good efforts by the Government of Liberia in the educational sector, something he also said others have to buttress the government’s effort to ensure that it is sustained.
According to him, since the formation of the organization in Liberia, it has been buttressing the government’s efforts in the areas of education, agriculture, and health.
Mr. Jubor who spoke on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HCF, told the students that the entity has begun engaging some actors and beneficiaries of the education sector.
“As we have begun with the River Gee County University Students Union (RIGUSU) at UMU, the foundation will also do the same in other universities as well,” he added.
Mr. Jubor also told River Gee University Students that the Founder of HCF, (Dr. Harry Conway) has seen the need to work with the Liberian Government and other partners of education in several ways to achieve a better educational system and outputs of Liberian students.
Meanwhile, the HCF Country Director also called on students to strive for quality and sound education at all times, and never be ashamed of seeking help from people.
He also urged Liberian students to take advantage of the tuition-free policy of the Weah-CDC-led government in building their capacities.
Mr. Jubor also called on the George Weah administration to enact into law its tuition free policy which was declared in 2018, and to buttress such mechanism by providing stipend for university or college students based on merits, and reintroduce the compulsory education policy, school feeding program for primary and secondary levels in all public schools across the country.
Receiving the symbolic presentation of the L$50k from the HCF, the President of the River Gee University Students Union, Brisco Toe, thanked the HCF for the gesture and said it brought great relief to the struggling students attending private institution.
The (RIGUSU) students then recounted the numerous contributions that the foundation has made over the years to the education sector, health, and agriculture.
The foundation’s CEO, Dr. Conway is Liberia’s Alternate Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization headquarters in London, Great Britain.