War affected countries in Africa

by U. Dekontee Kun
(Monrovia, Liberia)

I want to know about students in West Africa who were affected by the civil war and now over aged (30-45years) and have also graduated for 10 to 20 years from high school and still desire to forward their education abroad, what plan do organization(S)have for such people especially Ivory Coast, Liberian,and Sierra Leone?

I meanly asked this question because the International Community (Countries, organizations, and other sponsors) mostly provide scholarships for International Students which of whom many are graduates, post-graduates, PhD etc, leaving many African Students at the rear especially West Africa.

Why? Also opportunities are barely given to those seeking undergraduate degree (First degree) abroad except to postgraduate etc. Due to all these, it has become very difficult for some of us to achieve our goal and dreams.

Example you have the African Educational Trust who help finance African Students to the University College of London (UCL) in the UK but the they need only two persons among many that apply each year. These are some of the reasons I asked this question.

Thank you.

U Dekontee Kun


Those are excellent and valid points you raise. I will leave it for someone more able than I to answer.


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Well Done
by: Anonymous

Yes, I do agree with you Brother.Again,few of the Scholarships which are Undergraduate especially for war Affected Countries are rather given to Sundanese Refugees follow by Kenyan.
I am a Liberian Refugee Residing in Ghana and we need such opportunities too.

War affected countries in Africa
by: Matilda

Yes, I really sympathise with you all. Even though I have not experienced war in my own country The Gambia I can imagine the frustration of not being able to further your education and achieve your dreams. However, I do hope that someone will pick up your concerns and hopefully you will get a positive response soon. Remember while there is life there is hope!

age limit on scholarship
by: Anonymous

Ialso have the same issue to raise like Jemimma about offering scholarships to people below 40yrs of age yet even above that age one is still productive i sugest age should not limit people from achieving goals.
Whenever I read an advert on scholarship there is age limit and this has discouraged me from attempting even to apply BECAUSE I AM ABOVE 40YRS ;please help the aged they can also perform with even more commitment
Goretti Kabera
Rwanda Kigali

Less fortunate countries/scholarship
by: Anonymous

I am curious about that too, and will also want to know if there are scholarship programs for less fortunate high school students achieve there goals and dreams. I graduated since 2000 and have been working to make ends meet and really want to futher my education.

Thanks very much Mr.Decontee Kun for these concerns.

I am a Liberian female 27 years with only work experience and High School papers and no finance to continue my education to college.

There are many others like me.
Hope this will yield Fruits
God bless
Jemima Pratt Monger

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