The Liberia International Christian College (LICC) in Ganta on Sunday, July 6, dedicated a modern multipurpose resource center on its main campus.
Speaking to reporters at the 3rd commencement exercises of the institution, the President, Dr. Sei Goryor Buor expressed excitement over the completion of the building and said it will be called LICC Community Research Center.
He said the center, which is a storey building will contain both library and technology center.
He explained that the ground floor will be the library and it will contain about 40, 000 textbooks and other periodicals while the upper floor will be a technology center where computers and online instruction will take place.
“The upper floor will be our technology center. There will be computers lined up and fully connected to the network, and an online instruction that will enable students to interact with professors abroad established,” he stressed.
Dr. Buor also added that the research center will be used by both the college and the community, and he put the cost of the project at about US$270, 000.
The Liberia International Christian College is an interdenominational Christian college located on 20 acres of land in Ganta, Nimba County.
The LICC, a college affiliating with the United Liberia Inland Church, has the vision to provide a learning environment where students can experience the transforming power of God’s love, nurture hope, develop Christ – like character, and equip themselves to serve Christ’ s Church worldwide.
Its stakeholders hold the belief that it has a distinctive approach to education, embodying clear Christian ethical values.
On the 6th July 2014, the LICC graduated about 56 candidates in its third commencement exercises.
Presently, the college is running three departments including Business Management/Accounting, Pastoral Theology as well as Education.
The college just opened its Agriculture department, adding to the current three departments.
Dr. Buor explained that the college is constructing a multi-storey building where all agricultural related experiments, including soil testing will be conducted.
As more students come out of high school in the populated city of Ganta with many of them unable to afford living in Monrovia, there is a call for the college to be elevated to full university owing to its facility and the campus.