By Jefferson D.Tweh
Students of the University of Liberia (UL) are threatening to carry on massive demonstrations on the main campus of the University if the Administration fails to give them the scholarship slips.
According to the students, Liberia Maritime Authority, House of Representatives, on-Governmental Organizations and other philanthropists gave more scholarships to the University of Liberia to enable deserving students benefit from them but to their utmost surprise the administration refused to give them the scholarship slips.
“We were on line yesterday morning at 9:30 A.M .on the campus hoping to get the scholarship slips from the Business Finance Office and do our registration but to our great surprise, the Business Finance Office told us that the scholarship slips were insufficient,” the aggrieved students asserted.
One of those students who also spoke to this paper, Mr. Jeremiah Barclay, said 14 to 15 thousand students were requested by the administration to receive the scholarship slips but some members of the administration are giving the scholarship slips to their children while other students are stranded to pay their school fees.
Mr. Barclay disclosed that if the Administration of the University of Liberia refuses to give the scholarship slips the students; there will be no class on the campus because they will carry on massive demonstration daily.
All classes on the main campus of the University of Liberia were empty yesterday due to the fierce demonstration staged by some students with some of their placards reading: We will die for our rights because the scholarships were given for us to learn; we will not stop the demonstration on the campus until we receive the scholarship slips from the Business Finance Office.
When contacted, the Vice President for University Relations, Mr. S. Momolu Getaweh, Sr. said, “I am on leave for a month; I am not working right now and I am not willing to talk anything.”