UL’s Prolonged Closure Pricks FLY

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The indefinite closure of the University of Liberia (UL) has claimed the attention of the leadership of the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY).

As such, FLY is therefore seeking the intervention of the Visitor to the University, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

At a press conference Monday, January 20, in Monrovia, FLY secretary-general Flamah Howard called on the leadership of the University of Liberia Student Union to also liaise (coordinate, communicate) with President Sirleaf in seeking for the immediate and unconditional reopening of the UL to enhance the smooth learning of the over 30,000 students.

FLY leadership, however, acknowledged the role the UP-led administration has played and continued to play along with the Ministry of Youth and Sports as well as other stakeholders in fostering the wellbeing of the youths across the country.

Meanwhile, UL has announced Sunday, January 19, that with the approval of the Board of Trustees, and in consultation with the Faculty Association (ULFA), the Administration, faculty and staff are therefore, asked to resume normal duties effective yesterday, Monday, January 2014 and that “classeson all campuses of the University will reopen on Tuesday, January 21,2014.”

According to a statement released from the office of the vice president for UL Relations, Dr. S. Momolu Getaweh, Sr., the special investigative committee given the urgency of the situation of a temporary suspension of classes has submitted a partial report to the executive committee of the UL Board of Trustees.

Accordingly, the full Board met Monday and discussed the report followed by a meeting with President Sirleaf.     

“The Board of Trustees, together with the UL Administration appreciates the continuous patience and understanding of the faculty staff, students and the public, especially the eagerness of the students to return to their respective classes in pursuit of relevant academic preparedness for their future and the country,” the statement noted.

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