After a prolonged period of out of college, Limkokwing students are set to finally go back to college to complete their courses.
The Minister of Technical and Higher Education, Alpha Wurrie, has in a video circulated by the Ministry of Information, explained that government has finally accepted to pay the debt it owes the Limkokwing University and at same time prepared to pay for all those Limkokwing students who were on government scholarship till they complete their courses.
The Minister called on all Limkokwing students who were on government scholarship at the University to prepare to return to College in first week of October, 2021, stating that the Ministry has written to the University to advertise for the resumption of classes for for those students who were on government scholarship.
The Minister said that the government will a pay a backlog of 30 billion Leones to Limkokwing University, adding that the government will also pay the fees of students who were on government scholarship till they complete their three-year or four-year courses.
The Minister clearly stated that the government will not award new scholarships to any new student at Limkokwing. The government will only give chance to those students who have already started courses under government scholarship to complete.
The Minister explained that paying for the Limkokwing students to complete their courses is part of government’s effort to promote human capital development.
This development has been a welcoming news to many Limkokwing students who barely became drop-outs when the SLPP government decided at first instance to discontinue the payment of fees for Sierra Leoneans students who study courses at the Limkokwing University under government scholarship.