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Mass Exodus at Bong Technical College

Many students of the Bong County Technical College are reportedly leaving the institution because they believe their educational journey appears dark and slippery.The students – some of whom have spent more than two years at the institution and do not know their statuses as junior, sophomore or senior, strongly harbor the belief that their stay at the school would delay the achievement of their academic goals.

About two Saturdays ago, huge number of students attending the College, sat for the entrance of the Cuttington University in an effort to enroll at what they called properly organized school.

Some students have already started seeking admission at other universities in Monrovia.

Students, who spoke to our correspondent on the Cuttington University campus after the entrance exams, indicated that they have attended the school since it started academic activities three years ago and did not know their graduation, saying even though they do not have the funding to attend other higher institutions, they have decided to take on the challenge.

They further noted that they do not understand why the school was poorly handling the academic activities of students when it was not prepared to offer higher education. The situation has made many citizens in the county to hail the students for leaving and stressed the need for proper administrative decision to be taken to stop the situation at the controversial college.

Since its foundation was laid in November 2010, the Bong County Technical College has always been a controversial project, especially when the General Auditing Commission or GAC had indicted several leaders of the county, including lawmakers, for mismanaging resources allocated for the project.

The BCTC students are currently using the institution unfinished building to conduct classes, while the school’s administration is yet to comment on the mass exodus of students from the school.

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By Papa Moriss, Gbarnga, Bong County-Edited by George Barpeen

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