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New Direction Rescues Limkokwing ‘Dropouts’

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Limkokwing students are set to return to college to complete their respective Courses. This was according the Minister of Technical and Higher Education, Dr. Alpha Wurie.

He said the 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.

He called on the 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 those students who were on government scholarship.

The minister said the government will pay a backlog of 30 billion leones to Limkokwing University, adding that the government will also pay the fees of students who were an government scholarship till they complete their three year or four-year courses.

He revealed that 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.

Dr. Wurie explained that paying for the Limkokwing students to complete their Courses is part of government’s efforts to promote human capital development.

It can be recalled that the students almost became drop-outs after the SLPP government decided to discontinue the payment of fees for Sierra Leoneans students at the Limkokwing University under government scholarship.

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