Twelfth and ninth graders of the C. H. Dewey Central High School in Tubmanburg, Bomi County are threatening to boycott the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exams, if work on the school’s auditorium is not completed by April.
In an interview with the Liberia News Agency (LINA) on behalf of the aggrieved students in Tubmanburg Monday, Mohammed Sirleaf and Marie Beyan said it is disheartening that construction of the auditorium which started since 2009 is yet to be completed.
According to them, the contract was awarded to Grace Land International Construction Company based in Tubmanburg during the time former Senator Lahai Lassana chaired the Bomi County Legislative Caucus.
When contacted, the Executive Director of Grace Land International, Amos Cooper, attributed the delay to the failure of the county administration to pay the balance 10 percent owed the firm to complete the project.
He said the county leadership has promised to make the money available and assured that as soon as the amount is provided the company will complete the project in the shortest possible time.
For his part, Bomi County Superintendent Samuel Brown confirmed the delay in finishing the project.
He however assured the students that the project will be completed as soon as possible.