Liberia – About 107 students from the Agricultural College of the United Methodist University in Gbazon Town, Juarzon Statutory District, Sinoe County are currently benefiting from vacation jobs provided by Golden Veroleum Liberia. The Vacation Job placement will last for two months.
The students are assigned to suitable job roles in Sinoe and Grand Kru farm sites.
According to Alphonso Kofi, GVL communications officer in Sinoe, GVL seeks to help students put to practice what they are learning in the classrooms and help them with financial packages ahead of the next semester.
Mr. Kofi said, the students who are beneficiaries of the GVL annual scholarship contribution of USD $100,000.00 to the Liberian Government through the Ministry of Agriculture for students studying agriculture and other key subjects relevant to the successful operation of a major oil palm company.
Speaking to some of the students at the Butaw farm site, Butaw farm Manager Chris Myers Quarthy urged the students to take their job seriously as their employment after graduation is based on performance, punctuality, honesty, sincerity and commitment to duty.
Alex Anderson and Naomi Kular on behalf of their colleagues lauded Golden Veroleum Liberia for the significant role played in the enhancement of their capacity. “It is difficult for us to sustain ourselves on campus but, with the provision of vacation jobs by GVL, we will now have some funds to do so, in addition to gaining valuable work experience” they added.
GVL currently employs over 4000 Liberians in Sinoe and Grand Kru counties and seeks to increase this number significantly in line with its expansion plans.