Jubilation surged through students and faculty of the Bomi County Community College (BCCC) last Friday in Tubmanburg when a new 16-seater for the school was dedicated.
BCCC President Dr. Zobong Norman commended the Bomi County Legislative Caucus, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Ministry of Finance & Development Planning (MFDP) for their support to ensure that the bus was made available to the school.
“This bus will serve the student community so that faculty members will now be able to be on campus on time,” Dr. Norman said.
He told a large gathering at the school campus that his administration is working to make learning at BCCC more meaningful and therefore requested for the fullest cooperation of the community.
“We need to hold together,” Dr. Norman said, “because no matter how things are difficult, together we can make a way, for we are assured by the Bomi County Legislative Caucus and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of their commitment to support BCCC and make learning more exciting for every student.”
Student council leader A. Jasper Fallah commended Dr. Norman, the Bomi County Legislative Caucus and President Sirleaf for their contribution to ease one of the major challenges faced by the faculty.
“We are thankful for the new improvement to our school,” Fallah said, “and this shows that we, as students, will have an enabling environment for our learning.”
Ousman S. Dorley, a graduate and a member of BCCC’s agriculture department, expressed appreciation for the new bus, but added that BCCC is yet to reach its potential if other essentials are not added.
Dorley mentioned a well-equipped computer lab, teachers’ quarters, a guesthouse, student center, which the administration is presently pursuing, as needed to set BCCC on a progressive course.
“Nevertheless,” Dorley said, “I’m impressed with the new direction that BCCC is taking to give students a better educational experience.”
BCCC’s Acting Dean Henry B. Bindah (health science) said at long last the school is moving in the right direction and commended President Norman for considering the interest of BCCC as his priority and by seeking materials to improve the learning environment for the student population.
After the dedication, a large group of students boarded the bus and drove around the campus, chanting, “We love you ooo, Zobong,” expressing their appreciation to the BCCC President for bringing improvements to the school.