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Susan Berry Alumna Condemns Demolition Process

The alumna association of the Susan A. Berry Memorial High School in Congo Town has strongly condemned the ongoing demolition of the institution. The President of the alumina association and former student leader Solomon Watkins said the act of demolishing the school is unfair to the public.

Watkins told journalists over the weekend that if the Berry family has a particular, they should settle it and forget about destroying human resources center that could cause problem, specifically for residents of Congo Township and Liberia at-large.

He pointed that some students have already paid fees to the school’s administration, which are non-refundable; “So if the Berry family cannot settle their problem and demolish the school, how can those students get their money back; then we are heading to another problem.”

According to him, he was informed by 2:00 in the morning that a bulldozer had entered the community and was breaking down the school building, which he noted was very wrong. Watkins said if the court came up with any decision, all the winning party should do is to take the school rather than demolish building.

The former student leader said the alumina association has tried in all capacity to amicably resolve the matter, adding “We called the both parties to talk with them; We even went as far as to court following the case but there seems to be no way out so we as association are calling on President Sirleaf to [intervene].”  

He also called on the Ministry of Education and other educational authorities in the country to quickly intervene to save the school from demolition. He warned that if government did not intervene, trouble looms because those students, who already paid fees will want them back and if they are not refunded, they would resort to street protest.

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