The following article was provided by the Embassy of Sierra Leone in Seoul for publication by The Korea Post media, publisher of 3 English and 2 Korean-language news publications since 1985.—Ed.
Three Sierra Leonean students studying at Yeungnam University (YU: http://www.yu.ac.kr/english/main/index.php) in Daegu made a courtesy visit to the Sierra Leone Embassy in Seoul on July 30 2021 and shared their campus life experience with the Embassy staffs.
On behalf of the visiting students, Mr. Mohamed Serray Jalloh, the 2021 president of the Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul (PSPS: https://www.psps.yu.ac.kr/) Student Council, expressed gratitude to Ambassador Kathos Jibao Mattai for welcoming them at the Chancery in Seoul.
Mr. Jalloh also expressed appreciation for the Ambassador’s candid reception and for giving them the opportunity to register their names into the Embassy’s database that has been generated for Sierra Leonean students studying in the Republic of Korea.
As the elected 2021 Student Council President Mr. Jalloh urged his colleagues, saying “As the elected Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul (PSPS) Student Council president, I urge everyone to support PSPS-YU in our endeavor to transform the globe towards a happier and sustainable future.”
In his address, Ambassador Kathos Jibao Mattai thanked the students for visiting the Embassy and advised them to focus on their course work so that they can acquire quality knowledge and skills that could be used to contribute to the development of Sierra Leone. The Ambassador also asked the students to be law abiding and endeavor to comply with the Republic of Korea COVID-19 public health guidelines as part of the collective effort to mitigate the pandemic.
In closing, the Ambassador re-echoed the importance of His Excellency Julius Maada Bio’s free and quality education flagship program as part of the new direction’s trajectory. The Ambassador also encouraged the students to continue reaching out to other Sierra Leoneans studying in the Republic of Korea so that they could also share their academic experience and scholarship opportunities.