President George M. Weah has provided US$20,000 to 21 students of the United Methodist University Gbarnga School of Theological to help settle their fees for the next two semesters.
Finda Bundoo, the Chief of Protocol in the Office of the President made the presentation on behalf of President Weah during his visit to Gbarnga, Bong County recently.
During the visit, the students informed President Weah that they were on the verge of dropping from school due to the failure of their sponsors to pay their fees, a situation that prompted the Liberian leader to intervene promptly.
The students intimated that their fees were paid by the Methodist Church, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they were told that the church could not afford to pay for the regular 21 credit hours, which propelled them to seek support from the county authorities and other well-meaning citizens to stay in school.
Amb. Bundoo told the students that the intervention made by the President is part of the county tour and hope that the students will be able to study now.
“The President who knows God for himself and understands your conditions decided to pay this semester and the next semester fees. God is so good. It’s your time as students of the Theology School today and we pray that God will continue to provide for you,” Madam Bundoo said during a worship service.
Besides the two-semester fees, assorted food items were also donated for the upkeep of the Bible students.
She continued: “I know you people have been praying and believing that this day will come. It’s a difficult situation for students of all colleges and not only those in the Theological area. We are grateful that the President came your way today. The President was very concerned about your food issue that was raised on campus that was raised.”
Madam Bundoo then told the students to exercise steadfastness as God who took them to the school will continue to lead them.
In appreciation, Student Jake S. Niala thanked the President for the support rendered to them especially when they are in dire need of help.
“We want to thanks the President for paying our tuition. We are grateful to our President. We believe that God will stand by the President to lead this country well,” he said.