The administration of the Cuttington University (CU) in Suakoko District, Bong County has embarked on the construction of a concrete pavement of the main road leading to the main campus of the university.
Prince Valentine Simpson, CU’s Public Relations Director, made the disclosure in a Daily Observer interview at the university’s main campus on Friday April 28, 2017, where he said the CU administration embarked on the cement pavement of 419.20 meters (.4 kilometer) stretch of road to lessen the embarrassing situation faced by students, staff, and the public during the rainy season.
Mr. Simpson informed this newspaper that the project, which started in March, is expected to end by May 31. He puts the value at US$250,978.78.
He said the contract is being implemented by Bedrock, a Liberian owned Engineering Company with funding from the university’s administration.
Simpson said the paving of the road will commence from the intersection of the Agriculture College, as far as below the Administration Building, and will continue in the future to connect the main Monrovia/Gbarnga highway when funding is available.
Simpson revealed that the CU administration has procured a 500kva generator to reduce the caseload on the 450kva generator currently used by the university.
In a related development, the administration has also purchased more than one thousand (1000) additional arm chairs to ease the seating capacity faced by students.
Before this year’s commencement convocation, Mr. Simpson said the university will tile the graduation stand on the main campus, and also connect the entire campus with internet facility.
“The dream of the university president Dr. Herman Browne is to work with all stakeholders to ensure that the university becomes a vibrant place for learning,” Simpson disclosed.
Among Dr. Browne’s priorities is the expansion of the university’s programs, such as Information Technology, to make it one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s premier universities, he added.
The concrete pavement of streets on the CU campus is the first of its kind in the almost 68 years the university has operated for in central Liberia.
CU (then Divinity School and Cuttington College) was relocated to central Liberia from Cape Palmas, Maryland County in 1948, but instructional classes began in 1949.