The Adventist Relief Agencies (ADRA-Liberia) has donated a consignment of books of different categories value over US$10,000 to the University of Liberia (UL) and the Voinjama Community College in Lofa County.
ADRA Country Director, Anthony Zaizay, who made the donation over the weekend on UL Capitol Hill campus in Monrovia, said the books are parts of ADRA-Liberia’s way of promoting education.
He assured the University Authority of the entity continues commitment to improving their various education programs.
The books include Mathematics, Science, English, Physics, modern Biology, and Computer Science books, Demography
“We believed that these books are essential to help our students acquire quality education. We want them to focus on making the best use of these materials to improve their skills and have monopoly on what they study,” he said.
He disclosed a plan by ADRA to distribute all sorts of valuable books to the various colleges across the country to ensure that students and the institutions in other counties benefit from the organization education initiative.
“We observed that libraries at some of the institutions are completely emptied of books thereby denying students the opportunity to do proper research and read from the library even in the absent of technology or internet facility.” Research, Mr. Zaizay said, is one of the best ways for the students, and for that, ADRA believes that students would take advantage of the donated books by exploring the contents.
He said ADRA intends to reach out to some of the undergraduate schools because the books the entity brought into the country are in abundance to reach to the various colleges and high schools across the country.
“We donated the first set of books to the Voinjama Community College, while Grand Bassa County Community College is next on our list,” Mr. Zaizay disclosed.
He lauded the ADRA Network (International Partners) for the levels of support to the people of Liberia and the institution, particularly the education sector of the country.
In remarks on behalf of the UL, S. Momolu Getaweh, vice president for Academic Affairs, said his institution was gratified for the donation.
He said there is no university or higher institution that runs without books or a library and believes that the books donated will make a meaningful impact or contribution for the students and the institution as well.
Mr. Getaweh then urged the librarians to customize the books and ensure that they are fully distributed to the various colleges to allow students make the maximum use of them.