Students from several schools in Montserrado County on last Monday, received prizes for being winners of the ‘Lean on Me’ competition. The exercise was jointly organized and sponsored by CROWD 50, Ministry of Education (MoE), and Radio Monrovia.
The students received 50 and 75 United States Dollars checks respectively
Speaking during the prizes presentation, at the Radio Monrovia main studio, Mr. Charles Snetter Chief Executive Officer of Radio Monrovia mentioned that the whole idea of the Lean on Me/ Back to school competition came about in the course of conservation with Dr. Etmonia Karpeh, the Minister of Education.
Mr. Snetter said the Education Minister embraced the initiative of encouraging excellence in the Liberian education sector.
The Radio Monrovia CEO noted that it is his entity’s interest to always promote quality and sustainable education through completions geared towards the attainment of future professional goals for Liberian students.
Also speaking at presentation was Mr. Samuel Thompson, president of Crowd 50 and other senior members of his organization, registered their collective pride for the competition which they said was relevant to the promotion of eloquent speech, sensible grammar construction and comprehensive essay writing.
For his part, Dr. Albert Coleman who represented the Ministry of Education (MoE) promised his ministry’s continuous support for activities that promote quality education.
The Senior Consultant went on to urge the sponsors of the ‘Leon On Me’ essay competition to be extended to schools across Liberia, adding that the Ministry will work with relevant partners and stakeholders to ensure its success.
Accepting the prizes on behalf of her colleagues was Elizabeth Nyandobo of the Mary Help of Christian Catholic School. She thanked the Crowd 50, Ministry of Education and the Radio Monrovia management for sponsoring the competition.
Senior Student Nyandibo challenged Liberian students to be studious because only education elevates serious students to higher and greater opportunities.
It can be recalled that about 120 students participated in the “Lean On Me” essay competition intended to financially assist deserving students to return to school, while only 30 participating students succeeded in the process.
Meanwhile, the management of Radio Monrovia is pleased to inform all successful candidates in the “Lean On Me” competition that prizes are now been awarded.
All winners are asked to Radio Monrovia’s main studio on Newport Street between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to receive their prizes.