Promise Fulfilled as Rep. Seboe Sends Six Youths on Scholarship in Rwanda For BSc and MSc

Jun 4, 2024 - 11:17
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Promise Fulfilled as Rep. Seboe Sends Six Youths on Scholarship in Rwanda For BSc and MSc

By: William K. Howard

Bushrod Island, Liberia: The Representative of District #16, Montserrado County, Dixon Wlawlee Seboe, has demonstrated a commitment to education and community empowerment through his major initiatives as six Liberian youths have been awarded full scholarships to pursue BSc and Master degrees at the University of Lay Adventist in Kigali, Rwanda. The six beneficiaries, all males under 38 years of age, departed Liberia Monday for the East African country.

The scholarships cover tuition, accommodation, meals, and stipends. The initiative, which costs about US$111,000.00, encompasses various fields of study, with expectations set for academic performance by maintaining a minimum 2.8 GPA.

Siaffa O. Sombai, Musa A. Kamara, and Solomon N. Lewis will be seeking master’s degrees in Project Management, International Criminal Law, and Environmental and Development Studies respectively, while Jimmy M. Whalo, Joe Whegar, and Moses Weah will be studying for their BSC degrees in Disaster Management and Environment Management and Conservation.

Rep. Seboe, during the launch of the ‘Seboe Empowerment Foundation’ in New Kru Town on Monday, June 3, 2024 said: “These are all full scholarships and they encompass tuition, accommodation, feeding, and stipends.

Sources said the three-year BCS degree program for each student costs about US$21,000, totaling US$63,000; while the Master's degree program is US$16,000 totaling US$48,000 and the total of the six students is about US$111,000.00.

“Because this is an academic scholarship, we expect an average of at least 2.8 GPA. Anything below will be recalled for those who are prepared to take their place. Those who went there to seek their first degrees, if they perform, they will remain there to get their masters.”

The lawmaker, who is also the House’s Chairman of Ways, Means, Finance, and Development Planning, said the Seboe Empowerment Foundation (SEF) aims to provide comprehensive support to the constituents of District 16, offering opportunities for education, economic empowerment, and enhanced safety measures.

In addition to supporting higher education, the SEF aims to provide educational opportunities and economic empowerment to constituents in District 16, offering scholarships for 300 students in primary and secondary education and enabling 20 teachers to pursue AA and BSc degrees in education at the SDA Adventist University.

Furthermore, Representative Seboe has extended support to the community by providing market loans to 500 women and distributing helmets and reflective jackets to 100 motorcyclists across the district.

The women were each given US$175.00 for market loans, while 100 bikers were given helmets and reflective jackets. New Kru Town governor, Moses Weah, and parent B. Eisenhower Popeh separately thanked Rep. Seboe for the local and International Scholarships, the teacher Development Program, and the market loan scheme for women.

Meanwhile, Seboe’s initiatives reflect a holistic approach to community development, encompassing education, economic empowerment, and safety measures to uplift and empower individuals in New Kru Town.

 

 

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William K Howard William K Howard Jr is a young Liberian Journalist who is focused on investigative and human-interest reporting. He comes with about 10 years of experience in mainstream journalism. William K Howard is currently the Deputy Director of News at CT.com Liberia Limited, Kool 91.9FM/TV. His hard work has also earned him several professional certificates in journalism including Journalist of the year 2022/2023 in Liberia's biggest city, Paynesville.