The Administration of the Bong Technical College has announced the reduction of its tuition from eight U.S. dollar to five per credit hour. The pronouncement was made by the President of the college, Dr. John Flomo at programs organized by the Bong Citizens’ Initiative to raise funds for the completion of the college’s Complex in Gbarnga.
According to Dr. Flomo, the reduction is meant to provide other students the opportunity to seek higher education. He expressed frustration that with the increase in enrollment, the college was still seeking refuge at a private institution not spacious enough to absorb the students.
The BCTC President expressed his administration’s commitment to working with the Bong Citizens’ Initiative and other partners to make the project progressive. He pledged One Million Liberian Dollars (LD$1,000,000.00) on behalf of the college’s administration to the project.
Meanwhile, the Bong County Technical College President is warning students of the school against linking the school to a particular politician without delay. He clarified that the college does not belong to anyone and those posturing the college as their stronghold were not doing justice to themselves. Among guests at the fund-raising rally were the former President of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Liberia, Dr. Henrique Flomo Tokpa.
Dr. Tokpa– a Senatorial Candidate in Bong County urged the college’s President to discourage those attempting to politicize the BCTC. The veteran Liberian Educator and Statesman expressed the belief that educational institutions must be politics-free, urging students to pay more attention to their lessons.
Educator urges school-going kids
The founder of the Christ Children’s’ Home Ministry in Bong County wants Liberian children to focus on their education, if they must help to positively transform the nation in the future. Madam Elizabeth Williams said the Country depended on the young generation who are currently involved in educational activities throughout the Country.
She made the call last weekend when the Keenan Institute, in collaboration with the St. Christopher Church in America and the Liberia Reads program graduated over ninety students from a month-long Ebola awareness training, through a reading workshop in Goll Farm, Jorquelleh District #1. According to her, the future can only be developed when kids get involved with quality educational programs like the one organized by the Keenan Institute and partners in the District.
The Balama Orphanage Home Executive Director stressed that education must be a priority for the central government, noting that any nation without interest in education for the youths is bound to fall and as such, Liberian leaders must remain supportive to providing quality education. She called on the graduates of the training to make proper use of the knowledge acquired, in order to help the country’s fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease out of the Country.
Mrs. Williams, speaking to the kids, said the presence of the deadly Virus in the country was seriously embarrassing their efforts as educators due to the continuous closure of academic facilities. She described the venture untaken by the Keenan Institute in training Liberian kids as commendable, adding that it will improve their skills as they await the reopening of schools after the Ebola virus subsides in Liberia.