The Fourah Bay College’s Students Union Government (SUG) has awarded NLe 2,500 (two thousand five hundred New Leones) each, as part grant-in -aid to female students from different departments. This number includes those set of students that benefited from the maiden program in 2020.

The partial tuition grant was awarded to deserving female students, and according to the SUG’s Ministry of Information, the grant came through the support of the Jewel Starfish Foundation, a Liberian-based organization owned by the Vice President of Liberia, Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor.

The Deputy Registrar, Brima Bah urged the beneficiaries to commit themselves to their academic work and ensure that they make a difference on campus. “You have to count yourselves lucky for such a laudable gesture from that fine personality,” Bah said.

The SUG’s Minister of Education, Christiana Lansana, expresses her appreciation to the VP for what she said was her zest in empowering African women through her organization which anchors on the mission “To equip the generation of female leaders with the skills and tools they need to become significant contributors to their communities and society.”

Lansana further spoke on the need for the beneficiaries to maintain a cordial relationship with one another in order to foster the growth.

On receiving the package of NLe2, 500 each, the beneficiaries expressed their appreciation and assured Jewel Starfish Foundation together with the Students’ Union Government of their commitment to their academic pursuits and of their willingness to work towards the attainment of the Foundation’s mission.