Cuttington University President Henrique Flomo Tokpah has identified with Senior High students writing this year’s West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Exams across Bong County. The CU President presented biscuits and sacks of water to the students at various exam centers in Gbarnga and its environs.
Making the presentation on behalf of Dr. Tokpa on Monday, the Director of the Biology Department at the University, Ementary Kpoeh said it was his own way of identifying with students, who are writing their exams.
Dr. Tokpa said he remains unwavering in his interest in developing Bong County’s human resource capacity. He recounted the CU President numerous contributions to the county’s educational sector and other parts of the country.
Mr. Kpoeh, one of the many beneficiaries of the CU President’s Scholarship program, admonished the students to perform excellently to attract the attention for scholarships. Mr. Kpoeh, who once topped the WAEC exams in Bong County, called on the students to relax themselves and contemplate on their exams instead of being distracted by others.
The CU President is presently out of the country attending an All African University Conference in Gabon. Receiving the donations, WAEC supervisors at the various centers commended the Cuttington University President, through his proxy, for the contributions he continues to make in improving the educational system in the county.
According to them, Dr. Tokpa latest gesture is in continuation of his love for the people of Bong County through various development initiatives, adding that the gesture was not a surprise. At the Dolokelen Gboveh High School, the Principal of the School and an examiner highlighted the good work the CU President continues to carry out in the county.
Mr. Edwin Kwakpeh described the donation as something that would reduce the burden on students currently sitting this year’s exams, saying they will reserve some of their money for other purposes.
“With the high poverty rate in the country, there are some of the students who do not have food to eat before sitting the exams; so it means a lot to them for Gr. Tokpa’s donations,” Mr. Kwakpeh stated.
He expressed the desire more assistance if the country’s educational system must improve to an acceptable level. The presentation covered centers in Jorquelleh, Suakoko, Salala and Fuamah school districts. The students are expected to conclude this Friday.