Members of the Muslim Congress Old Students Association (MUCOSA) through their Scholar Programme on Wednesday refunded the tuition fees of 31 pupils, who gained the top positions in different classes in the 2012/13 academic year promotional examinations.
The awardees from the Junior and Secondary level that were refunded a total sum Le2,610,000 for the Seventy-Five and Ninety Thousand Leones respectively which were paid by the junior and Senior Secondary school pupils who cheered and encouraged by parents, staff and fellow pupils at the school assembly ground, while receiving their parcels from the President of MUCOSA.
According to the President of the Muslim Congress
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Old Students Association, Abdulai Jalloh, the tuition refunds, is a fulfilment of one of the major priorities of the Association’s executive which is the promotion of academic excellence in their alma meta.
Jalloh stated that the award will serve as motivation for the outstanding pupils to continue their excellent performances and equally as a challenge to other pupils to improve their performances in both promotional and external examinations.
The promotion of academic excellence and the welfare of staff in the school are the key priorities of the current MUCOSA Executive, for which they promised to continue similar motivational projects in order to elevate the academic standards of the school.
He called on other old students to join in the provision of facilities for the school, especially in marking its 50th Anniversary and re-introduction of the one shift system next academic year.
A condolence parcel containing (Le400,000) Four Hundred Thousand Leones was also given to a widow of one of the late members of the Association who recently died in a fatal road accident.
A senior teacher of the school, Bockarie Sheriff on behalf of the Principal and fellow staff applauded the MUCOSA Executive for what he described as a laudable venture that is geared towards enhancing the academic excellence of the school.
He encouraged the pupils to be competitive in their academics and also anticipated the continuation of the Scholar Programme.
One of the beneficiaries of the Scholar Program, Osman Sesay who is currently a Senior Secondary II pupil in the Business Stream expressed thanks to the executive for recognizing his performance.
He acknowledged that the refund will serve as a motivation for him to improve on his studies and equally serve as justification to his parents that he is doing well, so that they will be encouraged to continue their support.
By Keifa M. Jaward
Monday June 09, 2014