Kennedy Koloh worries about leaving his family to go to college in Monrovia, but his wife supports him if he can find the money. If he does leave, he will send for her and his two children to be with him.
“I really want to pursue my education,” he said, “but I’m finding it difficult.” Monrovia is five hours away.
Right now he can’t make the move, casino because he doesn’t have the money to enroll at the University of Liberia.
If he gets there, he’ll have to pay $70 U.S. per semester for tuition, $10 daily for transportation and another $5 for food. Add to that $50 a month for rent, and $50 for books each semester – all U.S.
Where would it all come from?
Kennedy said he’s willing to go to the beach and help load sand into dump trucks for contractors making cement blocks. But that doesn’t pay much — $100 to $200 in Liberian dollars per truck.
It will be a constant battle to stay in school rather than drop out to feed the family, he said.