Liberian Child Rights Advocate Condemns Incarceration of Bassa Students

youthNew York : A Former Speaker of the Liberian Children Parliament Stephen Kalimu has released a  condemning statement on the recent incarceration of some students of the Grand Bassa University Student Union (GBUSU) during the county leadership sitting in Buchanan.

Although the university students were not invited to attend the recent sitting of the County leadership, they have gone there to lobby with delegates after the leadership cut off all financial aid from the social development fund to the over 500-students.

But their present on ground was seen as a threat, leading to the immediate arrest and detention of the president of the University Students for few hours.

In a press release issued from the United States of America, Mr. Kalimu is strongly demanding a full investigation over the arrest and detention of the University student as well as consideration of their request for financial aid to keep them in School.

Mr. Kalimu now a Liberian International Child Rights Advocate noted that the decision to withdraw support from the student grossly compromise the development of a strong human resource for the county and also endangers the future of young people if education is not fully prioritized.

He said it was time to listen to the concerns of young people and accommodate their plights for the betterment of the County and the nation at large. He further narrated that one of the most salient features of any civilized society is the fostering of the principles of democratic pluralism.

The financial aid has been covering at least 15 credits hour per student but the latest decision to stop the support has

Liberian Child Rights Advocate Condemns Incarceration of Bassa Students

New York 09/16/16: A Former Speaker of the Liberian Children Parliament Stephen Kalimu has released a  condemning statement on the recent incarceration of some students of the Grand Bassa University Student Union (GBUSU) during the county leadership sitting in Buchanan.

Although the university students were not invited to attend the recent sitting of the County leadership, they have gone there to lobby with delegates after the leadership cut off all financial aid from the social development fund to the over 500-students.

But their present on ground was seen as a threat, leading to the immediate arrest and detention of the president of the University Students for few hours.

In a press release issued from the United States of America, Mr. Kalimu is strongly demanding a full investigation over the arrest and detention of the University student as well as consideration of their request for financial aid to keep them in School.

Mr. Kalimu now a Liberian International Child Rights Advocate noted that the decision to withdraw support from the student grossly compromise the development of a strong human resource for the county and also endangers the future of young people if education is not fully prioritized.

He said it was time to listen to the concerns of young people and accommodate their plights for the betterment of the County and the nation at large. He further narrated that one of the most salient features of any civilized society is the fostering of the principles of democratic pluralism.

The financial aid has been covering at least 15 credits hour per student but the latest decision to stop the support has made the Bassa students indebted to their respective institutions and are presently out of school.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.