Aggrieved Students Demand Reopening Of Tubman University
Aggrieved students of the William V.S. Tubman University on Friday, September 15, 2023 took to the streets of Harper to call the attention of local government officials to the reopening of the university.
Speaking to journalists at the administrative building in Harper, the spokesperson of the aggrieved students, Augustine Sokan, claimed that the university is draining, noting that it is no longer the center of quality and excellence as it was years back.
According to him, Tubman University is becoming more political than educational, and that they are calling on the government to hear their plight and settle the issues confronting the university speedily in order to allow them to continue their academic sojourn.
The aggrieved students gave the local authorities 24 hours to settle their issues and reopen the university, as failure to do so will consequently instigate the closure of government offices and schools in Harper until the university is reopened.
When asked about the main objective of the peaceful gathering, the spokesperson of the aggrieved students said that the students want a university where they can learn peacefully and exchange ideas, adding that Tubman University should remain the center for quality and excellence and not the other way around.
For his part, the Assistant Superintendent for Development, Rubin Scott, thanked the students for what he described as a peaceful gathering, urging them to always be peaceful.
According to him, the issue of the university is a major concern for the local and national government, stating that the government is doing everything possible to look into the matter.
Superintendent Scott further added that a delegation is in the nation’s capital, Monrovia, working on the issues confronting the university.
He maintained that the students’ plight cannot be over emphasized as it is a national concern, stating that their concerns will be sent to President Weah’s administration.