Rep. Ellen A. Attoh Wreh Embarks On L$1M Payment For Scholarship And Financial Aid Students In Margibi
Margibi: In an effort to give an educational opportunity to Liberian students, Margibi electoral District #3 Representative, Ellen A. Attoh Wreh has embarked on the payment of a little over one million Liberian dollars to several schools in the County.
About 84 students from the St. Augustine Episcopal Mission School, the Kakata Community College, the St. Paul Lutheran High School, the Salvation Army School, the Better Foundation Academic, the Booker T. Washington Institute and the Conqueror United Pentecostal High School among others are benefiting from the Representative’s scholarship program while several students are benefiting from the financial aid program.
Speaking with newsmen during the presentation of the fund to some of the benefiting schools, Representative Wreh disclosed that payment of one hundred and fourteen thousand Liberian dollars was made to the St. Augustine Episcopal Mission School while the first quarter payment of thirty thousand Liberian dollars was made to the Kakata Community College.
According to her, sixty-six thousand Liberian dollars payment will be made to the St. Paul Lutheran High School, forty-eight thousand Liberian dollars to the Salvation Army School, eighteen thousand Liberian dollars to the Better Foundation Academic while the Kakata SDA will receive eight thousand five hundred Liberian dollars and the Booker T. Washington Institute is twenty-three thousand four hundred and eighty dollars respectively.
Meanwhile, Hon. Wreh intoned that the payment of the fees is in fulfillment of a commitment she made to the various schools on behave of the students. She noted her office went through the process of administering a test and those that were qualified sum up to the 84 persons that are benefiting from the program.
“The scholarship program been ongoing and as we all know that the school fees been due and I have been talking to the administrations so based on our communication I decided to come today to lift up to my commitment to give what is due them” she added.
Hon. Wreh said she feels good paying the school fees of students because she thinks that’s the best thing she can give somebody adding, ‘it’s better to teach a man how to teach than to fish for them all the times so being able to be part of someone’s education I feel so humble’.
She then said she wants to encourage the beneficiaries to add some value and know the importance of education, as such; she will not just be paying their tuition but will try to encourage them through other means like if a student goes under role or performs beyond her expectation or the school expectation he/she can be given an award.
The Lawmaker used the occasion to encourage non-beneficiaries of the scholarship and financial aid programs to take their education very seriously.