The Fullah Community in Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Jockereh Endhan Association has voluntarily supported 40 students in five institutions across the country with a scholarship grant of thirty one million one hundred and seventeen thousand Leones (Le31, 117,000.00) to address their academic needs.
According to the President of Jockereh Endhan Association at the University of Sierra Leone Suleiman Jalloh the scholarship grant was provided by the Fullah community through the innovative and pioneering Fullah Chief former Chief Justice Alhaji Timbo.
Several students from FBC, Njala, COMMAHS, IPAM and the Milton Margai College of Education have benefited from the scholarship grant provided by committed and determined Fullahs in the business sector and other spheres of society.
Jalloh said, the association has also donated Islamic books to the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Sierra Leone as their own contribution towards the improvement of education in universities.
He said the aims and objectives of the association are to bring the Fullah ethnic group under one umbrella so that they can speak with voice and in unity to address the challenges facing the Fullah community in the country.
The association which was formed in 2006 has been working on several programs to enhance the status of Fullah youths for their contribution towards the promotion of the general membership by seeking the welfare of university students.
The association also caters for both financial and moral support for its membership. The President on behalf of the Association expressed profound gratitude to the Fullah community for their valuable contribution to the education of their children in the universities.
He explained that the scholarship grant helped most of the students, who finds it extremely difficult to pay their university fees, transportation fares and preparation of Departmental presentations to lecturers and Heads of Departments.
Suleiman Jalloh appealed to the Fullah community for their continuous support towards
By Saidu Bah