The President of Bong County Technical College (BCTC), Dr. Roland Massaquoi, has acknowledged receipt of nine hundred thousand ($900,000.00) US dollars to begin work to complete the college.
The money is part of the US$3.2 million estimated by the government of Liberia for the full completion of Liberia’s central public higher education institution.
In the 2017 representative and presidential elections, then-presidential candidate of Liberia George Weah promised to complete Bong County Technical College upon his election.
Four years after his election, the president now appears to be delivering on his promise after four years of protests from college students calling on him to help him finish college.
Dr Massaquoi told a team of reporters on Wednesday that the initial payment made by the government will be used directly to complete the civil works on the College facilities.
He named the solar lighting system, the completion of the library and the laboratory, among several others, as key areas that will be examined.
He said a bidding process is currently underway and work will begin at the college once the bidding process is complete.
He stressed the urgent need to complete the BCTC, calling on the county to consider the completion of the college a priority as it anticipates another council meeting.
Asked about the President’s delay in delivering on his promise, Dr Massaquioi said he was glad the government now understood the need to complete the college, adding “no matter how long it took, the most important thing is that The President and his government are poised to help the people of Bong County”
“We are happy to start working on our school right after the bidding process, it is a dream come true for us and we have to thank the President and Government of Liberia.
In an ardent effort to academically and technically develop aspiring undergraduates in technical disciplines, the 52nd Liberian Legislature, on the recommendation of the Bong County Legislative Committee, enacted the Bong County Technical College Establishment Act. in 2010 as a four-year degree. granting institution.
Accredited by the National Commission for Higher Education, the College offers six areas of specialization.
The specialization includes computer science, mining engineering, civil engineering, agricultural technology, education technology, and health sciences.
Construction work on the college’s facilities began in 2013, but was yet to be completed despite using just over $7 million of taxpayer money.
Liberia: BCTC receives 900k from GOL
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