Dr. Q. Somah Paygai, Vice President for Administration of the faith-based African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU), on Camp Johnson Road, in Monrovia, has called on the Board of Directors to increase the salary of employees.
Dr. Paygai’s appeal was contained in a statement he delivered on Monday, June 11, at an honoring program of 35 “hardworking and long-serving staffs for their commitment to duty along with 25 students for academic excellence.”
He informed the Board that in order for the university to remain focused in the pursuit of academic excellence, its faculty and administrative staffs must be paid salaries that will at least meet some of their basic needs.
Dr. Paygai lauded the honorees for their dedication to job and study.
At present, according to him, the university has a student enrollment of more than 4,000, over 138 academic staffs and 200 administrative staff members, who are dedicated and devoted to their respective duties. But he said they work under difficult situations that are incredibly hard to endure.
“We know that many of you have stayed for long hours working for the good of the AMEU, so we say, thank you very much for your time and contributions to develop this university. It is through your collective and individual commitments that this university has been transformed into what it is today,” Paygai commended.
He indicated that with the great achievements already made in its 23 years of existence, the institution still has a bigger goal to pursue in the coming years.
Clemenceau B. Urey, the chief executive officer of the Atlantic Life and General Insurance Company, lauded the administration for providing “quality education to the students over the years.”
Urey said amid some challenges that the institution has endured for the past 23 years, it has stood tall, delivering quality education.