-Graduates Appreciate Sime Darby
By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.
Sime Darby sponsor students from one of Liberia’s prestigious University, the Stella Marries Polytechnic have expressed gratitude to the company for the initiative.
Speaking to this paper during the university baccalaureate service Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Monrovia, a member of three students being sponsored by the Sime Darby Plantation Liberia (SDPL) and president of the graduating class, Collins Tamba described the scholarship as the best in the country.
Tamba said that he became a member of the scholarship upon his graduation from the company’s high school in Bomi County with a very high average mark, a prerequisite of obtaining the company’s scholarship.
“It all started back in 2013 when I went to Sime Darby to attend my senior high, 11 and 12 grades and I graduated with a very high average. Normally the company would give out four scholarships to student with high passing mark, but during our time there were many persons who have very high mark including myself, so what they company did was to give a test and we sat the test and became successful and this in the best scholarship in the country,” Tamba told this paper.
He further narrated that since obtaining the scholarship from the company, the company has been in the business of paying in full the entire tuitions and at the same time providing monthly stipend in the tone of one hundred, thirty five United States dollars US$ 135) for all of its scholarship students.
Tamba said that though he has a relative who is currently in the employed of the company, he clarified that his selection of becoming one of the company’s scholars is in no way as a result of said connection.
Tamba clarified that even though before awarding the scholarships to him and his colleagues, there has been no agreement between the company and the students of working for the company upon graduation but would be glad had the company sees it necessary to have them employ
He expressed sincere thanks and appreciations to the company for such an initiative and called on the company to continue this process for as long as it continues to operate in Liberia.
Stella marries is a private Catholic run institution with a very high tuition ranging from five to six hundred United states dollars per semester.