Gov’t Investigates Students Riot at AMEU
The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Education has announced the launch of a probe in the recent confusion between students of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) and the university’s authorities that led to the destruction of institutional properties.
Recently, students of the institution staged a demonstration against tuition increase by the administration. The Ministry of Education in a release says investigation is currently ongoing between the students and the university authorities. The ministry has however mandated that the university remains closed while the investigation progresses.
It warns all schools operating in Liberia to avoid unlawful strike, road blocking, vandalism, assault and battery, and threatening phone messages by students, something the ministry says violates the criminal code of Liberia, which would not be tolerated.
The release noted that any student of the Ame University found guilty of any of the above crimes will be dealt with according to the laws of Liberia. The ministry encourages parents to advise their children to desist from all forms of violence and use legal means in addressing their issues on the various campuses. Students have also been encouraged to contact the National Commission on Higher Education in case of any problem they have with their school authorities.