Bomi County Community College or BCCC president Dr. Zobong B. Norman is urging citizens of Bomi County to stop undermining the growth and development of the college.
Speaking Tuesday, 7 March at the BCCC 5th Commencement Convocation at the Tubmanburg City Hall in Tubmanburg in Bomi County, Dr. Norman said the usual Bomi County politics has been one of the greatest obstacles to develop the college over the years.
Dr. Norman explained that the use of misinformation and non – cooperation as weapon to tear down or undermine positive development at the college have clearly been visible.
“This has to stop! And it must stop now because this crab mentality does not help the college or county. It only hurts us deeply”, he Added.
Dr. Norman stressed that it is time for all Bomi County citizens to support the County administration to move the development process forward, adding time for “talk, talk—talk, talk is over. It’s action time!”
According to him, the BCCC collective vision remains to make the college a true center for academic excellence and seek to build a college that prepares students well for productive and responsible leadership to contribute toward the overall development of Liberia.
While recalling that the BCCC was the first public community college in Liberia, Dr. Norman however said the college has been backward in many ways.
But he noted that it has started working towards achieving its vision 14 months ago.
According to him, 140 students stayed out of school during the last academic year for one semester, but the new administration worked very hard with the Liberia Nursing and Midwifery Board and the Liberia Government hospital to reopen the program.
The college graduated 50 students in various disciplines such as agriculture, business , education and health science in associate degrees while other received certificates in masonry, plumbing, and carpentry.
Dr. Norman emphasized that the nursing program which is the largest academic program at the college was shut down during the last administration for poor standards.
Members of Bomi County Legislative Caucus were not seen at the BCCC 5th graduation ceremony which was graced by Montserrado County District #6 Representative Edwin Snowe.
By C. Arthur Brooks–Editing by Winston W. Parley