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A volunteer from the just ended National Youth Volunteer Service is seeking financial assistance from well-meaning individuals to pay his remaining fees for the 50% scholarship he won from the Chinese University of Petroleum.

Upon completion of his volunteer service, Tokpah Darwolo Jamah secured a fifty percent scholarship from China’s University of Petroleum to study Petroleum Engineering, which indicates that the University is willing to pay 50% of any cost attached to his academic sojourn in earning a degree in petroleum engineering.

The amount needed to cover the other 50% fees for the three-year program is US$10,000, minus accommodation.

Jamah send out an SOS call to philanthropists, well meaning Liberians and government officials to assist him financially to cover the payment of the remaining 50%of his required fees .

With discovery of oil in Liberia, the issue of human resource capacity to fill the job vacancies and the ones expected to be created is a huge challenge for Liberia as the National Oil Company of Liberia has tried to provide scholarships, but has remained on a very low scale due to expenses associated with financing studentsa pro-bono 100 percent basis.

Tokpah Darwolo Jamah, 28, is a graduate of Mathematics from the University of Liberia with an average of 3.340. Upon his graduation from the University of Liberia, Jamah joined the National Youth Service Program and was assigned in Sinoe County to help with provision of educational services and capacity building of teachers.

According to him, upon completion of his studies in China, he plans to return home to contribute to the rebuilding of Liberia.

China University of Petroleum (Huadong) ( UPC ) is a good school to learn Petroleum Engineering  . The tuition is about RMB 20,000.

Tip: I suggest students apply the program first then apply the scholarship as a freshman. It will have more chance to get the scholarship.

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