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|Over 2000 UL Students Register For “Ellen Job For School Fees”|
|Published on April 27, 2010||Email To Friend Print Version
Following the announcement by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that she will provide jobs for students of the University of Liberia who cannot afford to pay their fees, several students have turnout to register to take advantage of the opportunity.
In an interview with our reporter, many of the students described the action by the President as “timely” and is intended to assist the less fortunate students to acquire education.
One of the students who have registered to be a part of the offer said, “My name is Harris Johnson of the Science College, the action by our mother clearly indicates that she cares about the education of the future leaders of the nation. She is aware that some of us want to learn, but do not have the means to do so, that is why she has come to our rescue.”
As the process came to a close on Saturday, many students continued to pull in on a daily basis to be registered for the President's job opportunity. They have expressed willingness to work and earn money in order to pay their tuition; stressing that education is the key to success.
Many of the students, who could not afford to pay their tuition, were possibly about to be dropped out of the University, have taken great advantage of the opportunity as over 2000 of them have already registered for the community service job.
But what is doubtful to many of the job seekers is how soon the President will provide them the job and how they will go about doing the job, as school has already begun.
The man, who is in charge of collecting the names of the students, Mr. Roland Perry, told a gathering of his fellow students that “the President has instructed me to collect the names of students and submit same to her office; this is just what I am doing. I have been informed by the President of the University of Liberia Dr. Emmet Dennis, that President Sirleaf has also informed his office about her action. There should be no need to worry; you will be part of the process, the President attaches serious concern to your education.” Mr. Perry noted.
Meanwhile Mr. Perry has disclosed that the first batch of names have been sent to the office of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her consideration.
He said the committee is going to convene a meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 to inform the students on the latest information coming out of the President's Office.
It can be recalled that on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during a press conference instructed student Roland Perry to collect names of students who cannot afford to pay their tuition and submit same to her office for employment.
Although it is not clear as to whether the students will do the job before the President pays them or they will be allow to carry on their registration and do the job later. But whatever way the President deem it necessary, the student are very confident that their President has taken a giant step in alleviating the educational needs of the down trodden masses.