Tubamanburg, May 10 (LINA) – The President of the Bomi Community College says the College may not open for the next academic semester if government does not pay two months’ salary arrears for the staff.
Dr. Samuel Monweh said instructors and staff of the College have not taken pay for the past two months.
He said in the absence of salary, the staff may not resume work because they need money to start planning for the following academic year and also take care of their respective families.
According to the Liberia news Agency, Dr. Monweh made the statement recently when he spoke in an interview in Tubmanburg.
He has threatened to resign if his signature does not form part of the signatories to the institution’s bank account, noting that as President of the College, it is prudent to be knowledgeable of how its funds are being expended.
He said as a conventional requirement, the College President should be one of the signatories to the account in order to be in the position to account for its activities, including finances.
Dr. Monweh could not however, confirm receiving support from the county development fund (CDF), but noted “if any contribution was received from the county development fund, I am not award.”
The Bomi Community College was established in 2005 by the Government of Liberia to accommodate students graduating from high school in the county and desirous of pursuing higher education.
Dr. Monweh said the College currently has a staff of 47 including instructor staff and other employees, adding that since its establishment in 2005, the first graduation was held in April this year, granting Associate Degree to 21 students in various disciplines, including Health Science, Agriculture and Sociology among others.
As part of government’s efforts to provide quality education, the Bomi Community College has recruited qualified instructors in molding the minds of the youth for future task.
At the same time, the college has established a branch on the Sime Darby rubber plantation where more than 215 students are currently pursuing studies in various disciplines.