Grand Gedeh County Community College (GGCCC) has relocated to its 150 acre campus donated by the county.
The land is situated on the outskirts of Zwedru along the road to Konobo District.
In a Daily Observer interview, GGCCC president, Dr. Solomon Jallahyu said the relocation became necessary to allow the administration to solicit assistance to construct several other facilities, including academic and administration buildings.
Prior to the relocation, GGCCC on March 2 held its first appearance exercise for about 120 new students, characterized by fun-sharing among the faculty, staff and student body.
Dr. Jallahyu said the college’s computer laboratory and library will remain on the campus of the Zwedru Multilateral High School.
Meanwhile, plans are underway to construct additional 34 facilities on the new campus, Dr. Jallahyu said.
He said a blueprint for the construction has already been completed, and the project is expected to begin very soon.
“The architecture design for the 34 new facilities has been completed and taken to the Ministry of Public Works in Monrovia for approval. Once it is approved, we will begin the construction in April in accordance with Public Procurement and Concession Commission,” Dr. Jallahyu disclosed.
He said the college has received US$1.2 million from the county development and social fund approved by the county authorities.
Nevertheless, he said the college is lobbying with stakeholders, including the Grand Gedeans Associations in the Americas and their compatriots in Europe to generate funds that would complement efforts initiated by the county leadership.
With that, he added that the college will host a national fundraiser this year to make the project a reality.