The leadership of the National Muslim Students Association of Liberia (NAMSAL) has launched a scholarship fund drive to benefit mainly the female students.
The scholarship fund drive is aimed at encouraging and sponsoring about 500 female Muslim students, who are particularly desperate to learn, starting from elementary to the senior high.
The scholarship fund drive is also intended to buttress parents and guardians’ efforts to send their “girl children” to school in order to join in helping to build every sector of the country.
The launch of the fund drive on May 13, 2015 coincided with the official induction ceremony of officers-elect of NAMSAL in the auditorium of the Muslim Congress High School on Mechlin Street in Monrovia.
The headquarters of NAMSAL is at Sheriff Yard, Via Town, across the Gabriel Johnson Tucker Bridge.
The newly installed leadership of the Muslim students group will steer the affairs of the students for two years.
Those inducted into office were Semah Komola, president; Ishmael V. Corneh, vice president for national affairs and Muniru P.M. Balloh, vice president for international affairs.
Others include Mamadee Sesay, secretary general; Alhaji V. Siryon, assistant secretary; S. Mohammed Massalay, financial secretary and Massa M. Siryon, treasrurer.
The outgoing NAMSAL leadership was headed by Ibrahim A. Nyei and Momolu Sirleaf while Kula V. Fofana was retired.
NAMSAL president Semah Komola thanked the students for his preferment and assured them of his service to them. He called for their cooperation and support.
He appealed to every Muslim to help send female Muslims to school through their donations.
The secretary of the Inaugural Committee, Rukiatu Sheriff, said sponsoring female Muslim students in school is a welcome initiative. He urged Liberian Muslims to help in this worthy endeavor.
Meanwhile, during the launching ceremony, the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, through a proxy, Ali Sylla, and others urged the leadership to be committed to uniting the Muslim students’ populace and in educating female Muslim students.
The two officials also admonished the NAMSAL leadership to be a contributing factor in the national agenda for transformation.