As Liberian Students Encounter Problem In Morocco, House Plenary Request Appearance Of Education Minister

Liberian students protesting at the Liberian embassy in Morroco – Photo credit:FPA

The situation being faced with by Liberians students in Morocco in getting their allowances, has seriously drawn the attention of Plenary of the Plenary of the House of Representatives, and therefore is with immediate effect requesting the Minister of Education, Prof. Dr. Ansu D. Sonii, Sr, to address the issue of the stranded students in that part of Africa.

Over 52 of the 84 stranded Liberian scholarship students in Morocco recently  stormed the Liberian Embassy in that country with their belongings, including mattresses, comforters and suitcases, demanding to speak with their country’s President, Mr. George Weah, for their 10-month allowances.

Up to date, the students’ plight is yet to be addressed by the Ministry of Education, the request by the Plenary invited the Minister to speak on the issue may probably create some awareness for the immediate attention on the part of the Liberian government.

The Government has regularly sent students under the MOU that it will pay them their monthly allowances quarterly, until the completion of their studies. The students are to return and serve in various government agencies upon the completion of their studies.

Some of the Liberian scholarship students in the Kingdom of Morocco have been there since 2013. They are currently doing their Master’s programs. The seven students, who performed extraordinary in the 2017/18 academic year WASSCE exams, are among the number sent last November. Therefore, the total number sent was 54, plus the previous 30. This increased the Liberian students to 84.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.