WASSCE: Veep Taylor Announces International Scholarships for 25 Best Performing Female Students

7 February 2018. Paynesville: Vice-President of Liberia, Jewel Howard-Taylor, gives her remarks at the Liberian Women's Consultative Forum in Paynesville City Hall, Liberia. Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran - UNMIL

By Nuwo David (Bong Correspondent)

Vice president Dr. Jewel Howard Taylor has announced international scholarship opportunities for 25 best performing female students in the pending West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to pursue their undergraduate studies in the People’s Republic of China.

Over 41,000 12th graders are expected to sit for the regional exams in August of this year.

Speaking to scores of students over the weekend at the Gboveh High School in Bong County, where she donated nose masks and other hygienic materials, Veep Taylor said the scholarship is meant to encourage female students to do best in their educational sojourn, as it is one sure way of giving them much greater power, enabling them to make genuine choices over the kinds of lives they wish to lead.

“Females need to be educated in order to have more representations in higher authorities. With the scholarship, many females who do not have the financial support and have the passion of achieving higher education can achieve it base on their performances,” VP Taylor said.

She noted that female students usually drop out of school than male students because they need to cater to their various homes, something she feels is a major factor of most females not achieving higher education.

“There is a need for more females in the House of Representatives and Senate, for now, I’m the only female in the house of Senate from Bong County serving as the President of the Liberian Senate, something that doesn’t show equality,” she said.

Madam Taylor told the students that a team will be set up after the WASSCE to evaluate the best performing female students in the country.