The University of Liberia Student Union (ULSU) has lauded the Board of Trustees of the University of Liberia (UL) for being receptive to the plights of the students by reopening the registration process at the university.
The Administration of the University of Liberia (UL) recently closed the registration for the 2017/2018 academic after what it calls meeting the deadline, a decision that was vehemently rejected by the students of the school.
This resulted into erratic demonstrations at both campuses (Fendall and Capitol Hill) of the university and subsequent suspension of regular classes by the administration.
According to the statistic, if the decision had not been reversed, over 15,000 students would have been out school this semester.
But addressing the media over the weekend at the main campus of the University, the president of ULSU, Jerome D. Bernard revealed that after series of consultations with the Board of Trustees and other stakeholders, the administration of the university has agreed to extend the registration process to additional three weeks.
Bernard said although they begged for additional one month during their meetings, but they welcomed the three weeks and therefore asked all students involved to take advantage and act accordingly.
“This in our mind as we have always thought would have provided students the luxury of time to carry out their registration process for this semester, an opportunity we peacefully fronted for as a student government,” he said.
However, Bernard said ULSU categorically condemned what he calls Dr. Ophelia Weeks, president of the university ‘mistreatment and undue pain’ students were subjected to by her ‘autocratic and authoritarian posture’ taken purposely to run out of school, thousands of those he calls ‘struggling students.
“With the forgoing, ULSU expresses its animated admiration for the swift and well-timed intervention by the Board of Trustees of the University, the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia and madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who were instrumental in bringing to an instantaneous climax the two weeks impasse at the university,” he added.
The three weeks additional period kicks off Monday November 27 at all the campuses of the university.