The senior class of the premier faith-based Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County, has begun the construction of a “Thesis Defense Hall” on the main campus of the institution, Liberia News Agency (LINA) Bong County correspondent has reported.
The project, which is estimated to cost over US$30K is being sponsored by the senior class of the institution.
The disclosure was made to LINA in Suakoko by the class president Lorwamon Duokie, who said the facility, when completed, will provide an enabling environment for graduating students to defend their theses.
Duokie said the hall will also provide an opportunity for parents and sponsors of graduating students to witness the thesis defense ceremony.
According to her, while funds for the project are still being raised, it was important to jump start the construction.
She expressed the hope that those who made pledges during the induction of the leadership of the senior class would make good their promises to complete the facility before the September graduation.
CU is expected to graduate over 500 students in several disciplines in September this year, Doukie said.
The University is a private institution founded in 1889 as Cuttington College by the Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA).
It is the oldest private, co-educational, four-year, degree-granting institution in sub-Saharan Africa.