12 Liberians to Undergo Post-Graduate Studies on Scholarships
Offered by Australian Government
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Tuesday, July 2, 2012) Twelve Liberian students have been selected as recipients of the 2013 Australia Development Scholarship Program. Sponsored by the Australian Government, the program offers public sector candidates scholarships at the Master’s level.
According to an Executive Mansion release, a communication received from the Australian High Commission in Accra, Ghana, and signed by the First Secretary (Development Cooperation) of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Sarah Willis, said the public sector candidates from Liberia were selected for the award after a rigorous interview. Nine of the candidates are male, and three are female.
Liberia’s former Assistant Minister for Afro-Asian Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. George Wisner, served on the interview panel. Mr. Wisner is a 2012 beneficiary of the same scholarship program.
The priority areas for next year’s scholarship program are Health, Governance and Natural Resource Management. The Liberians selected for the 2013 program, and their areas of preference, include: Mrs. Kebeh Kessie Beyan, Maternal Child Health; Mr. Molley Kiazolu and Mr. Prince Nelson, Public Policy and Taxation; Mr. Ord-Siejepo Jlateh, Mr. Benedict Harleyson, Ms. Murella Bedell and Mr. Emmett Ayomanor, Public Financial Management.
Others are: Ms. Beatrice Lah, Health Informatics; Mr. Saa David Nyumah, Jr., Public Policy/ Public Sector Reform; Mr. William Barbedeh Pewu, Environment Change Management Research; Mr. Robert Flomo Wallace, Sustainable Forest Management; and Mr. Sumo Samuel Momolu, Mining Engineering.
A two-day pre-departure briefing for successful candidates from Liberia will be held in October or November this year, with the precise dates and location to be provided in due course.
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