The Bong County Technical College has received US$800,000 from the county’s coffers for the construction of the college facilitates in Gbarnga, Bong County.
In March 2014 delegates at the County Development Council seating allotted U.S $ 800,000 to the college construction project but the funding was not provided by the Ministry of Finance due to the Ebola outbreak in the country.
Several citizens of Bong County are lauding delegates at the April 2015 County seating in Gbarnga for the allocation of additional U.S $ 1,000,000 to the Bong County Technical College’s facility in Gbarnga.
According to the citizens, the latest allocation will speed up the construction of the college’s facility.
They explained to reporters following the seating in Gbarnga that the Bong County Technical College when completed will boost the human resource development of Bong County and the country at large.
The Bong citizens explained that the Bong Technical College being the only technical college offering BSc degree, is important to complete the facility to provide the enabling learning environment for youths of the country.
They however called for mechanism to be put in place to properly manage the fund to speed up the completion of the facility.
Speaking at the recent county seating in Gbarnga, the President of the Bong Technical College, Dr. John Flomo, announced that the number of students attending the B.C.T.C has increased and the William V.S Tubman Grey High School facility on the Methodist Mission in Gbarnga can no longer host the students.
The Administration of the Bong Technical College is currently using the Tubman Grey facility as its temporary campus.
Dr. Flomo announced during the seating that over 900 students are currently enrolled in the college despite the lack of adequate space to accommodate the enrolment from Bong and other neighboring counties.
Dr. Flomo disclosed that the Administration has brought into the country equipment to set up the college’s library and science laboratories, but the BCTC facility is yet to be completed.
The BCTC President appealed to the county leadership, including citizens to support the college and ensure its facility construction is completed to create a competitive learning environment for students.