The Booker Washington Institute Alumni Association has welcomed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s decision to put the Civil Service Agency (CSA) in charge of the recruitment of a principal for BWI.
The association says it has explicit confidence in the ability of the agency to perform the task, urging the CSA to publicize the recruitment process sufficiently so that qualified Liberians at home and abroad are given the opportunity to apply.
In a press release signed by its president, Jonathan Paye-Layleh, the BWI Alumni Association also urged authorities of the Civil Service Agency not to allow anybody, including county and national officials and BWI alumni, to interfere with the process.
The association wants the leadership of the Civil Service Agency to know that the recruitment process is under public spotlight and that any attempt to compromise it will constitute a breach of public trust.
The association restated its quest to see a free, fair, balanced and transparent recruitment exercise that will lead to the appointment of a principal who can provide the type of leadership that BWI and any 21st century technical institutes need.
The Association made it clear that it does not have any interest in any candidate, and that it stands ready to work with anyone who meets the qualifications, criteria and benchmarks as set forth by the vetting and screening process to be named principal of the institute.
The release thanked President Sirleaf for the action and asked the president not to involve anyone connected to BWI in the entire vetting and screening process in the interest of fairness. –Press Release