Four Senior Students of the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts or TNIMA at the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital have been suspended for what the administration referred to as political activities.
The Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Hospital imposed the sanction on ground that the students’ action contravened the medical profession to which they decided to enlist themselves for their life. Among the affected students are the Student Council President, as well as Abraham Shannon, among others.
JFK’s Public Relations Officer, Daylue Goah confirmed the board’s action to this paper Wednesday in Monrovia, but said the students violated page 12, count 4 of the student handbook which even calls for their expulsion. According to the handbook, “No student should hold a press conference or take school-related matter to the media without the approval of the administration.”
He said the affected students will have to reapply for admission and their application vetted before being accepted into the school. Goah said the issue had to do with housing allowances provided to the students at the free will of the Board and not by coercion.
“Each student is receiving US$50 within 28 days per month, particularly when you are residing on campus within that time. Therefore, those who registered early when the academic year started got their full amount, while those who registered late received half,” he said.
Regarding the delays which characterized the payment, Goah noted that though some were delayed, these students chose to go public by visiting various radio stations and newspapers for redress, writes TKS.