By Garmonyou Wilson
The University of Liberia (UL) received a new ambulance yesterday as part of the Liberian government’s approach to end the deadly Ebola Virus Disease that has resurfaced in the country after nearly a month of no new reported cases. The University which re-opened on March 17, 2015 welcomed back upper level students for the first five weeks, while the second five weeks would welcome back lower level students taking 100 and 200 level courses; by April 2015 the University’s 35,000 students throughout its five campuses are expected to be in normal academic activities.
The President for the university, Dr. Emmet Dennis said that the donation was part of efforts by the Government to ensure that students are safe while in class and that the donation is also intended to respond quickly to any medical emergency on the Fendell Campus, whether Ebola-related or not.
Also speaking at the turn-over program of the ambulance the Vice President of Liberia, Joseph Boakai, who is also an alumni of the school reminded the students, faculty and staff of the dangers associated with Ebola.
Vice President Boakai said that other items donated were paper shredders and cartons of tuna fish as a promise to the Liberian society, especially UL students.
Also speaking at the program the Speaker of the University’s Student Union, Daniel Woart thanked the Liberian Government and encouraged them to do more so that an outbreak doesn’t hit the campus.
The ambulance was donated by GT Bank as the bank’s way of identifying with the Liberian government.