Montserrado County District #13 Representative-elect Saar Joseph, has paid fees for 12th and 9th graders of 10 schools writing the annual exams administers by the West African Examination Council or WAEC.
Schools benefiting from the gesture are in the district. The incoming lawmaker said he believes in building capacity of people through educational and healthcare processes.
While paying the fees, he gave each of the schools L$100,000 to enable the students take their photos and make other preparations for the exams, which is usually administered in early May each year.
Rep. Joseph said he would make it his responsibility to ensure that all children in his district are in school. He also disclosed plans to provide an ambulance for the district to help with health services there and reduce frequent deaths among the residents.
He said as part of his campaign promises to the district, a medical team from the United States is expected to arrive in the country to provide medical treatment for the residents, adding a bus has already been purchased to ease the transportation difficulty faced by students.
Schools that benefited from Representative Joseph’s gesture include Kulah Memorial Academy, Jenne Preparatory School, Henry Wilmot Dennis Night School and Mount Barclay School, among others.
Meanwhile, the District #13 lawmaker has appealed to WAEC to provide ample time to enable parents pay the fees for their children. He noted that most parents faced constraints in paying their children’s school fees, which impedes the education process of the students.
The lawmaker promised to personally sponsor a bill in the House of Representatives that would oblige government to pay the WAEC fees students in the country.