SCHOLARSHIPS TO PUPILS IN
By Moki S. Mokondo in Buea for Fako
14th June 2010
Some 87 pupils of villages in the Wonjongo Court Area have ended the 2010 school year with beaming smiles after receiving scholarships from their elites in the
Representatives of BAA
After the event at CS Wotutu, the delegation moved to the campus of Catholic School Wonjongo where pupils from Government School Wonjongo and Government School Mafanja had gathered. Again, scholarships were given out.
The delegation went further to brave the harsh weather conditions and bad roads on hired motor-bikes to reach pupils of Government School Mokunda mo Mbenge (not to be confused with Mokunda village in upper Buea). At every stop, the head of the delegation, Anderson Malive, disclosed to the recipients, parents and their teachers that Wonjongo sons and daughters living in the
According to Mola Malive, the scholarship is just a token to motivate intellectual competition among pupils. He emphasized that the pupils need to encourage BAA members in the
Mola Malive called on the teachers and parents who know the daily problems of the pupils to help make suggestions on how the BAA members can better motivate the pupils in the region to perform well in school.
Speaking on behalf of parents, a catechist at the Catholic main mission, Wonjongo, Pius Etonge Ewanjo, joined the pupils of schools in this region to express their joy for being beneficiaries of the scholarship. While the pupils made a promise to score a hundred 100% at the 2010 edition of the First School Leaving Certificate, Mola Ewanjo prayed BAA members to organise such events early to enable pupils register for final year exams. He said there are many parents whose children do very well in school but can’t afford to register them for national exams. One pupil said his parents have already warned him that performances of Bakweri students in national exams are being monitored all over the world by Bakwerians, so any Bakweri student who messes up and doesn’t do well will be found out.
Teachers complained that some pupils failed to be registered for the Government Common Entrance Examination because their parents failed to provide their birth certificates while others could not afford the registration fees. The teachers added that only one pupil at Government School Mokunda mo Mbenge registered for the Common Entrance Exams and that they had to put so much pressure on the parents of pupils of that school before the pupils could be registered for the First School Leaving Certificate Examination. They therefore added their voices to those of the parents to pray that scholarships be programmed prior to registration for these examinations.
At the end of the event the chief of Wonjongo, H.R.H. Chief Efesoa, thanked the BAA members for being regular with the scholarship. He maintained that education is the strength of today’s society and that BAA is on the right path in building the Wonjongo area for posterity. The royal father prayed God to keep them united and bless them in all their endeavours.
Members of the delegation who reached out to the recipients were Geraldine Namondo of Exports Service, CDC Tiko, and Ruben Ndeley who did all the ground work to assemble laureates, teachers and parents. The home based coordinator of the scholarship, Ruth Eposi Engome Likine of Limbe City Council, could not make it to the villages due to official duty at the council.
ACHIEVEMENTS OF BONJONGO AREA ASSOCIATION (BAA)
Under the leadership of the President Mola Elive Likine and Development Committee Chair Iya Pauline Liengu Litumbe-Hill, BAA has had another successful year with the implementation of the Annual Primary School Scholarship Programme. The programme started in 2007 and has progressively evolved throughout the years with about 80-90 students receiving scholarships.
Next on BAA’s agenda is the distribution of medical supplies donated by Iya Pauline Liengu Litumbe-Hill's employer – Covidien/Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical. The medical supplies include gauze pads/sponges, defibulator, burn gels, stethoscopes, used prescription glasses, surgical tapes, disposable patient gowns, syringes, lab-style coveralls, lab-style scrubs, nebulizers, adhesive pads etc. Thanks to Vice President of BAA, Mola Dr Henry Njie, for shipping and storing supplies pending implementation. The supplies are already in
Stephen Vekima Efesoa
Olive Dione Efesoa
Mama Sophie Lyonga
Pamela Jofi Ngwesse
Vivienne, N. Mosasso
Becky Eko Samuel
Esie Njie Samuel
Elizabeth Monjoa Nangmenyi
Magdalene Likine Kinge
John Ewange Tokeson
Children of Aunti Emilia
Enanga Emilia Likine
Eposi Esoka Vetinde
Late Martha Efeti Kebbi