Rep Yekeh Kolubah Describes President Weah’s ‘Free Tuition For University Students’ Pronouncement As ‘Empty Promise’

Rep Yekeh Kolubah

Montserrado County District #10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah has shapely differed with President Weah’s gesture terming it as ‘Empty promise’.

Speaking to a local daily in an exclusive interview, Representative Yekeh Kolubah said ‘President Weah must be mindful in making promises to the Liberian people’, noting that when such promises are made and cannot be fulfilled, the people lost interest.

According to Representative Kolubah the CDC led government need to put into place genuine plans that will redeem the Liberian people from the shackle of numerous problems being faced with, and further come up with a written document that will highlight all of the promises made to the people of Liberia and outline what have been achieved.

Despite of Representative Kolubah assertion, authorities at the Ministry of Education have acknowledged the pronouncement by President George Weah as remarkable, saying as part of its support to the President’s free tuition pronouncement for public Universities across Liberia, the Ministry will begin vigorous capacity building and revamping of Universities facilities including the provision of over seven thousand arm chairs to enhance smooth learning.

The acting  Minister Latin Da Thong said the government has put in measures to begin a monitory ‘WASSCE Tutorial’ for the next 4 years for all 12 graders beginning November 10 2018.

He stated further that commencing academic 2018/2019, the government of Liberia will underwrite the payment and schooling of the top 10 students passing the WASSCE exams to any school of their choosing abroad for further studies including monthly allowances.

“In an effort to prioritize the youth, the government has promised 1.6 million toward Teachers training and will be adding all supplementary teachers on government’s payroll.” Minister Da Thong said.

The acting Minister further stated that there are many sources where the government is committed finding resources from to underwrite the free University initiative for undergraduates’.

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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.