Student politics at the state-run University of Liberia appears to have gone from bad to worse, prompting the UL Administration to suspend with immediate effect fall student groups and campus-based political activities on all its campuses, until further notice.
The Vice President for UL Relations, Norris Tweah, in a press release Friday, January 11, 2019 said no political group shall assemble or hold meetings or engage in any political-related activities on any University of Liberia campus during the period of suspension.
The release says the pronouncement affects political/solidarity marches, political gatherings, the wearing of symbols and emblems depicting and promoting campus-based political groups and student protests, among others.
It warns that any student who is involved in any activity that disrupts normal university activity shall be expelled, reminding that the UL Student Handbook strictly prohibits violence as a means of solving problems.
Rules 9, 10 and 11 of the Student Handbook, states: No student shall for any cause whatever insult, assault or battle teachers, staff, fellow students and other university personnel or visitors to the University campus.
Insubordination shall not be tolerated, hostile and disrespectful behavior towards university authorities, government officials, visitors or university personnel and the use of provocative, abusive or other obscene language on campus whether against government officials, university employees, other students or otherwise is prohibited.
The penalty for violation shall range from warning, suspension to expulsion as the gravity of the case might warrant.
Meanwhile, the release says the University remains open and students are encouraged to attend classes especially, during this period of mid-term exams. Press Release