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Supt. Sheriff Cautions Protesting BCTC Students
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Bong County Development Superintendent Anthony Sheriff

 

Supt. Sheriff Cautions Protesting BCTC Students
By Ballah M. Kollie

GBARNGA, January 14 (LINA) – Bong County Development Superintendent Anthony Sheriff is cautioning students of the Bong County Technical College (BCTC) to express their grievances and concerns to government in a mature manner, rather than resort to violence.

For the two days, the students have been advocating that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf either appoint a new president of the college or reinstate Dr. John Flomo as president.

It can be recalled that Dr. Flomo was suspended on corruption allegations, but later cleared by officers of the Internal Audit Agency, as a result of which he was reinstated but later pensioned by government.

Sheriff, who has been intervening in the stand-off, told the Liberia News Agency in an interview that he was shocked when he saw students blocking doors and preventing their lecturers from leaving campus despite his intervention.

He wants them to be aware of the fact that appointing a president of the college is the sole prerogative of the President and that no one needs to tell her what her responsibility is.

As part of their concerns the students spoke of the lack of lecturers for upper level courses, including Calculus.

Sheriff wants the students to refrain from violence and channel their concerns through the interim management team.

He wondered whether they would have any regret were government to temporarily shut down the institution due to their action, especially when they are expected to enter their mid-term next week.
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