The Ministry of Education (MoE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning has completed the processing and disbursement of funds to Liberian scholarship students across Africa.
A Ministry of Education press release issued recently disclosed that funds which are initial payment caters for arrears of allowances as well as funds to cover tickets and luggage fees for returning students.
The release also disclosed that local scholarship fees were also processed and disbursed to cover arrears to colleges and universities across Liberia.
“The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Education remains committed to supporting Liberian students who are benefiting from bilateral scholarships across the continent and promises to work with partners and stakeholders to ensure that their well-being is paramount as they go through their academic sojourn,” the release pointed out.
The Ministry of Education, however, acknowledged the need for consistent and timely financial support to the foreign scholarship beneficiaries and confirms that all efforts and modalities are been considered to ensure that Liberian students living and studying abroad can suitably obtain their education without lack of necessities.
The MoE says building a vibrant and competent workforce to fast-track the growth and development of the nation is a priority for the Ministry, which is in line with the Government of Liberia Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) pillar one that gives power to the people.
“The Ministry, however, calls on all foreign scholarship beneficiaries to remain patient and cooperative through this period as all is being done to continuously support the learning process of Liberian students, as well as take charge of the two million plus children that are within schools across academic levels, thereby ensuring that students and schools administrators alike avoid involvement in activities which have a propensity to undermine the efforts and gains of the education sector,” the release noted.