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First female joins 10 others to receive Masters under ArcelorMittal Liberia international scholarships

In November, Sulee Nagbe became the first female graduate of the ArcelorMittal Liberia Advanced Academic Studies Scholarship Program (AASSP) when she received a Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, KNUST in Kumasi, Ghana.  Vinton Johnson, another AASSP recipient also walked the stage this November, receiving a Master of Science degree in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. This December, five others - James Sumo, Albert Lougon, Packson Wleh, Oliver Saytarkon and Aaron Sengbeh will end their academic journey under the scholarship program when they graduate with Masters in various disciplines, from environmental planning to procurement and logistics. 

Eddie Miaway Farngalo became the first graduate of the program last December, earning a Master in Public Health from KNUST, following by three others this June. John Henat earned a Master of Science in Applied Analytical Chemistry degree from Kenyatta University; and Maurice Davis and Samuel Nyemah both earned Masters in Procurement and Logistics from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya.

The program, launched in mid-2013 as a deliverable of the Mineral Development Agreement signed between ArcelorMittal Liberia and the Liberian government supports the capacity rebuilding of Liberia’s workforce.  Now in its fourth cycle of recruitment for new students, the program boasts 11 graduates with 14 still studying abroad. 

The scholarships support all advance degrees from bachelors, masters, to PHDs in engineering, mining, civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical, architecture, computer engineering, geology, and medicine.  

The fourth cycle registration is underway, with deadline for application on May 31, 2016.  Completed packages can be dropped off at the Ministry of Education on 3rd Street, or ArcelorMittal Advanced Studies Scholarship Program in the Linsay Building in Clara Town.  For more information, send an email to crliberia@arcelormittal.com or vist www.liberia.arcelormittal.com.

About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is the world's leading integrated steel and mining company, with a presence in more than 60 countries.

ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global steel markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology, as well as sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks. With an industrial presence in over 20 countries spanning four continents, the Company covers all of the key steel markets, from emerging to mature.

Through its core values of sustainability, quality and leadership, ArcelorMittal commits to operating in a responsible way with respect to the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and the communities in which it operates. It is also committed to the sustainable management of the environment. It takes a leading role in the industry's efforts to develop breakthrough steelmaking technologies and is actively researching and developing steel-based technologies and solutions that contribute to combat climate change.

In 2012, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $84.2 billion and crude steel production of 88.2million tonnes, representing approximately 6 percent of world steel output.

ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).

For more information about ArcelorMittal please visit: www.arcelormittal.com.

Contact information for Liberia: 
ArcelorMittal Liberia Corporate Communications
E-mail: hesta.pearson@arcelormittal.com
Phone: +231 776 812 314
Hesta Baker-Pearson (Head of Corporate Communications, Liberia)