ULFA Wants UL Administration Address Salary Disparity

ULFA members at their general assembly

The University Of Liberia Faculty Association (ULFA) has reached a resolution that requests Authorities of the University of Liberia (UL) to address salary disparities among staff at the nation's highest learning institution.

The association made the call recently during the conclusion of its general assembly for the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic year. 

ULFA members during the assembly said there are lecturers at the university whose salaries are not commensurate with their credentials despite the level of work they are doing.  Therefore, they are requesting the administration to do more because those instructors have family to educate and provide for on a daily basis.

The ULFA General Assembly, which comprises lecturers of the institution, debated on several issues including the instructors working relationship with the administration for the opening of school for the second semester based on the new calendar of the administration. 

Dr. Edna Jonny, ULFA President, in a keynote address said her administration is negotiating with the university’s administration to ensure that issues confronting members are addressed in an appropriate and timely manner. 

She used the medium to call on members of the association to exhibit cordial working relationships with the University of Liberia administration as they work to ensure that the issues of salary disparities are addressed. 

“Our leadership will work with the administration of the University based on the resolution from our general assembly,” Dr. Jonny stated. 

Dr. Jonny presented a financial report and disclosed that her new administration inherited L$397,075, and US$903,653. 

It can be recalled that members of ULFA went to the polls to elect new corps of officers, thus resulting in the election of Dr. Edna Jonny as president of the Faculty Association.

Dr. Julius Nelson, UL President applauded the leadership of the University of Liberia Faculty Association for being steadfast and pledged his administration’s support for the smooth operation of ULFA. 

Dr. Nelson disclosed that the University is working on a committee that will mediate the issues between the University of Liberia Faculty Association and the administration of UL. 

“The committee will comprise members from both ULFA and the University of Liberia administration,” he said.