Nimbaians In US Soliciting Computers For NCCC
By Gardea V. Woodson, LINA US Correspondent
UPPER DARBY, U.S, Jan 19 (LINA) - An appeal has been made to Nimbaians, philanthropists and other Liberians in the United States to help with instructional materials, new or functional used-computers to furnish the Nimba County Community College (NCCC) library in Nimba County.
Making the appeal on behalf of Friends of Nimba County Community College (Froniccco), the spokesman of the US-based group, Mr. Alexander Gandah, said he was informed by the college’s President, Dr. Yah Gono, that the library has been completed with high speed internet installed.
The United States Aid for International Development installed the high speed internet to assist students and residents wishing to study there, Mr. Gandah quoted Dr. Gono as saying.
Mr. Gandah told the Liberia News Agency Saturday in an interview that the college needs about 100 computers for about 600 students to improve their access to online resources that would enhance their learning abilities at the rural junior college.
According to Mr. Gandah, the international-style library contains compartments for research, private meetings and five rest rooms, among others.
“Your help in this direction will make NCCC library the best in Liberia for now,” Mr. Gandah stressed.
He said any financial or material assistance to his organization through its Executive Director, Gounquoi Domah, would be tax-deductible because it is registered as a charitable grouping under the laws of the United States.
Meanwhile, Mr. Gandah has said that a consignment of quality college books collected by the organization has arrived in Liberia for use by the NCCC.
The books were donated by the National American University and the Argosy University in Minnesota.
Mr. Gandah also said a significant portion of the books was donated to the college by the US-based Books for Africa which paid to ship the consignment to the college.
The NCCC and several rural community colleges across Liberia are molding the minds of rural residents to deal with the challenges of post-war reconstruction.