Ellen Dishes Out US$16,780 to 750 Graduates

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has given US$16,780 to 750 graduates of the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) to express how impressed she was about their achievements in several technical and vocational training professions.She gave out the cash prizes on Saturday, June 27, during the 10th graduation exercise of MVTC.The President gave the over-all dux of the entire class, Dogba Kollie – US$200 as “cash of appreciation” for his achievement under the tough, 18 month training program.The amount of US$100 was given to each of the 20 students who were certificated for “excellent performance.”The remaining students, 729 of them, were given US$20 each also to appreciate their efforts.This is the first time since the outbreak and eradication of the Ebola virus that the President has dished out such an amount of money to graduates.The President’s appreciation of the students was buttressed by Madam Cyvette Gibson, the Mayor of Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) with the immediate employment of Dogba Kollie, an auto mechanic technician, and Madam Otilla Nimely, the only female and one of the duxes of the air-condition and refrigerator department.President Sirleaf expressed thanks and appreciation to the management and staff of MVTC and donors for the improvement thus far.“I am happy for you all – technocrats, because before I became a politician, I was once a technocrat,” the President said to a round of applause from the audience.“I am only disappointed on the low enrollment of females and I hope the Minister of Gender and Children Protection and Social Welfare will strategize for more women to attend the MVTC. Well done, well done,” the President waved and smiled.According to statistics, out of the 750 graduates, 664 students or 89% are males, while 86 students, 11%, are females.The statistics further indicated that in three departments- mechanical, building trades and electrical, there were more students in the electrical department, followed by mechanical and building trades. The keynote speaker, Madam Sheila Paskman, called the predominantly male graduates – as the fabulous future leaders of the country.On behalf of US Ambassador Deborah Malac, the Deputy US Ambassador said the graduates are essential in the building of the country’s social and economic fabric.She urged them to be innovative to serve as agents of change.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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DONEGAL LADIES GAA IN PLEA TO TEAMS OVER FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL Ladies GAA have appealed to clubs to field teams for fixtures. Clubs which have failed to field sides for recent games have now had points deducted“After a lengthy discussion at the County Board meeting last night it was decided that teams who had failed to field in games up to now lost the points. This excludes teams who rescheduled matches,” said the Ladies Board. “A big plea is being made to all clubs to play their games at the allocated dates. In extreme circumstances the game should be refixed to an agreed date.“Players just want to play. Nobody wants to gain points due to teams not fielding. We all play our registration and should be getting to play games regularly. The loss of points and a possible fine will be incurred if fixtures aren’t fulfilled.“Lets all make a huge effort to get our leagues running well,” they added.  DONEGAL LADIES GAA IN PLEA TO TEAMS OVER FIXTURES was last modified: April 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL LADIES GAA IN PLEA TO TEAMS OVER FIXTURESlast_img read more

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