The Administration of the Nimba County Community College (NCCC) has appealed to Nimbaians whether in the country or the Diaspora to assist the institution with funds and materials to host its first graduation exercise scheduled for December 12 this year.
Dr. Yar Donlah Gono made the appeal at a stakeholders’ meeting on the campus of the college recently in Sanniqellie, the county’s political capital. She said the administration needs US$100,000 to host its first graduation successfully.
Dr. Gono has for that reason travelled to the United States to solicit support from citizens of the county that are residing in that part of the world.
Materials on her mind for the first convocation include graduation gowns and printing of degrees.
She however told the gathering that some prominent Nimbaians abroad, especially those in the US are lobbying with their colleagues to purchase 250 gowns while 150 degrees are being processed for printing.
The stakeholders’ meeting brought together prominent citizens of the county, including Representative Larry Younquoi, the County Legislative Caucus representative on the NCCC Board, Dr. Frederick Norkeh, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the head of the Nimba Marketing Association as well as chiefs and elders.
Following the meeting, the gathering raised US$260, L$12,800 in cash and L$30,000 in pledges at a rally held in the auditorium of the institution.