The chairman of the Nimba County Community College (NCCC) Board of Trustees, Dr. Frederick Norkeh, has unveiled a five-year development plan to upgrade the college to a degree-granting institution.
He said under the plan, the college will introduce several other technical disciplines to create a requisite workforce for the rapid development of Nimba in particular and the country in general.
He expressed optimism that in the next five years, the number of students acquiring higher education in the county will double. He said what was left to achieve the objective is a collective collaboration between the stakeholders to create an enabling environment for the young people to excel.
He spoke at the first Commencement Convocation of the NCCC where 167 students obtained Associate of Arts degrees in six different disciplines.
“Although the government has provided the needed resources that established the NCCC, now it is time for Nimbaians, irrespective of status, to join hands to ensure that the college grows,” he said.
Dr. Norkeh’s statement was corroborated by Nimba County Superintendent, Fong G. Zuagele, who assured him the County Administration’s wiliness to push for more funding during the county’s next Council Sitting to enable the NCCC employ more and qualified instructional staff for the bachelor’s degree program.