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Fullah Progressive Union's Le500 Million Scholarship Program: Education and Unity

In accordance with its commitment to supporting the government's agenda, the Fullah Progressive Union (FPU) has formally announced the commencement of its Fourth Annual Scholarship Scheme. This initiative, themed "The Role of Education in Peace Building and National Cohesion," aims to empower deserving undergraduate students, with a particular focus on women, by offering financial assistance amounting to Five Hundred Million Old Leones.

During the official launch of the scholarship scheme, Dr. Mohamed Hasmieu Barrie, the FPU's Education Secretary, emphasized the organization's dedication to education, particularly in the fields of science, technology, and foundational learning. Dr. Barrie highlighted that the formation of an education committee following their 2019 executive election demonstrates their unwavering commitment to educational advancement.

Alhaji Umaru Sanu Barrie, President of the Fullah Progressive Union, underscored the transformative power of education, stating that over the past four years, the scheme has played a pivotal role in turning dreams into reality for numerous students.

At the event, Dr. Haja Ramatulai Wurie, Minister of Technical and Higher Education, served as the keynote speaker and commended the scholarship scheme for its relevance in promoting peace and national unity. Dr. Wurie expressed her appreciation to the FPU executive for not only prioritizing education but also aligning it with the government's Free Quality Education initiative. She particularly lauded the emphasis on empowering women, which constitutes seventy percent of the scholarship beneficiaries.

Since its inception, the scheme has benefited over four hundred students from diverse backgrounds, and plans are underway to expand the outreach to target more than a thousand students in the near future. Additionally, the Owner of Pavi Fourth Group of Companies has pledged an additional Five Hundred Million Old Leones, bringing the total scholarship fund to 1 Billion Old Leones.


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