House speaker Emmanuel Nuquay has presented L$200,000 to a campus-based opposition political party, the Students Integration Movement (SIM), on Capitol Hill, to boost scholarships opportunities.
Presenting the cash yesterday, the Chief of Office Staff of Speaker Nuquay, Josephus Eric Kennedy, said the money is intended to help the student group it scholarship base at the state owned University of Liberia. “It can be recalled that SIM wrote House Speaker Atty. James Emmanuel Nuquay soliciting his financial assistance to provide educational opportunities for some young Liberian who are seeking higher education at the University of Liberia,” Mr. Kennedy stated. He noted that Speaker Nuquay decided to jumpstart the process by providing the initial amount of L$200,000 to help the students remain in school. Speaker Nuquay, he said, as an alumnus of the University of Liberia and a veteran of the Students Integrated Movement, saw it prudent to always identify with students who seeking higher education because the future of the country depends on the young people. “Speaker Nuquay’s believes that if any nation in the world is to develop fast, key attention must be given to the young people by always helping to invest in their educational quest,” Mr. Kennedy stressed. He said Speaker Nuquay remains fully committed to partnering with SIM. Receiving the money from on behalf of SIM, SIM Chairman Henry Blamo thanked Speaker Nuquay for his support aimed at addressing the academic needs of students at the University of Liberia. He also commended Speaker Nuquay for his continuous support to SIM, and promised that the donation would be used for the intended purpose.