first_imgLofa County Senator and Chairman of the Senate Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence, Steve Zargo, is calling on the student community of Lofa County to know their role before getting involved in national development.Making the call when he served as keynote speaker and chief launcher at the 2nd semester scholarship fund drive of the Lofa University Students Association of the University of Liberia (LUSA-UL), Sen. Zargo said the decision that students make today will determine if Liberia will improve or decline in national development as Africa’s oldest republic.“If Liberia must be preserved then the status of ignorance and deceit must be uprooted,” Sen. Zargo said.Speaking on the theme “The Role of Students in National Development,” Sen. Zargo, who is the founder and first president of LUSA-UL, said Liberia is in need of national development therefore it needs students as national developers.“Premium must be placed on quality education, for it alone promises national salvation and national development and I am calling on you students not to be misled in the up-coming 2017 Representatives and Presidential elections,” he admonished.Senator Zargo gave a check of L$50,000 to the association as his initial contribution to the scholarship fund.The program brought together several officials of government and eminent citizens of Lofa County, including the Secretary General of the Lofa County Legislative Caucus, Rep. Clarence Massaquoi, who presented a check for US$500 as his contribution.Other officials, including Rep. Eugene F. Kparkar, and Julie F. Weah who were represented by proxies, Justin Korvayan and Central Bank Legal Counselor, Cllr. Joseph Jallah pledged an amount of L$30,000, L$15,000, L$20,000 and L$10,000, respectively.The student association also recognized Mr. Francis Carbah for his numerous contributions to the student community whenever he is called upon.Carbah thanked the students for the recognition and for upholding the image of the county at the university and the national level and pledged an amount of US$400 to the association’s fund drive.The organization thanked the Lofa County officials for their continuous support and assured the officials and students that LUSA-UL will remain transparent and accountable in order for its members to enroll into school this semester. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Real Madrid are considering a shock summer bid for Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. (Daily Star)David de Gea’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has denied speculation the Manchester United goalkeeper has agreed a deal to move to Real Madrid and confirmed he has started negotiations over a new deal at Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is eyeing a summer swoop for Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac. France international Gignac, 29, is out of contract in the summer and is refusing to sign a new deal at the Stade Veledrome. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United or Manchester City will have to hand Dani Alves a three-year deal at £100,000 per week if they are to sign the full-back on a free. The full-back is out of contract at Barcelona at the end of the season. (The Sun)Andre Schurrle says he did not want to leave Chelsea. The midfielder joined Wolfsburg in a £24.6million deal on transfer deadline day, allowing Chelsea to meet Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules and sign Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado. (Daily Star)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Pearson remains Leicester City boss despite speculationWest Ham couldn’t cope with ‘direct’ Man United, says AllardyceExclusive – Piers Morgan: ‘Wenger is finished at Arsenal. Bring in Klopp!’Exclusive – Ex-Everton star concerned about Barkley’s formNewcastle midfielder Colback should not have been on the pitch, bemoans Stoke boss HughesCarver calls for Newcastle to be more professionallast_img read more