Despite the government’s intervention in the latest protest at the campuses of the University of Liberia, students continue to disrupt normal school activities.
On Monday, aggrieved students gathered at the Fendall campus before the Chinese building, chanting their normal slogans. They then gathered near the vehicle of UL president Weeks and called for her resignation, along with her deputy, Dr. Sawolo Nelson, the dean of students.
The aggrieved students, through their spokesman, Heylobe Mark, told the Daily Observer that following Friday’s protest on both campuses, the UL Administration assured them that the registration process would open on Monday, February 5 – adding that it was based on President George Weah’s mandate – but surprisingly, upon their arrival on campus yesterday the process was still closed on both campuses, something which he described as ‘delayed tactics.’
Fendall campus was calm on Monday as compared to the main campus where reports said some aggrieved students were seen throwing stones at the vehicle of Speaker Bhofal Chambers.
“We are here again today to tell the UL Administration that we are not going to relent until the process is open. We were told that Monday, which is today, the process will be opened,” Mark noted.
He said the problem at the state-run university is currently beyond the issue of registration, adding that there are other elements that are impeding the learning process at the university, and until these elements are eliminated there will continue to be uprisings.
He named one of the elements as Dr. Sawolo, who he alleged has a hidden agenda.
“We want to inform you that Dr. Nelson Sawolo wants to become the next president of UL,” he alleged. “We can assure you that from now to next week Monday, if Dr. Sawolo does not resign, the Fendall campus will be a no-go zone for both of them.’’