By Morrison O.G. Sayon
Authorities of Bomi County have expressed confidence in the leadership of Dr. Zobong B. Norman as President of the Bomi County Community College (BCCC). Dr. Norman who was appointed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf few months ago as President of the Bomi County Community College (BCCC) has won the hearts of the county leadership due to the level of works he has begun on the campus.
Since the opening of BCCC there have been continuous disagreements between the Board of Trustees and the former President of the college, Dr. Samuel K. Monwell on several issues. The continuous disagreement between the board and the former President according to authorities of Bomi County impeded the smooth operations of BCCC till the recent appointment of Dr. Norman as head of the institution.
Speaking on Tuesday at ceremony marking the graduation of security officers of the institution, the Superintendent of Bomi County, Mr. Samuel F. Brown, lauded Dr. Norman and his corps of officers for the worthy venture undertaken in recent times at the institution. Mr. Brown said the training of security guards is the first of its kind describing Norman’s leadership as the manifestation of quality administration. He expressed the leadership of Bomi County’s support to the new leadership of BCCC and promised to work with the President and the staff.
He said the leadership of the county is in consultation for more land space for the expansion of the college and called on authorities of BCCC to put in time for the growth and development of the college. For the student populace, Dr. Norman has exhibited an extraordinary leadership something that has transformed the college in just two months. “Since your ascendency as President of BCCC we are seeing development on a daily basis. It is based on this that we will continue to support your leadership to do more for our institution,” Abu V. Fofana, newly-elected President of the Student Council Government of BCCC said.
Edward B.G. Kpingba, President of the Alumni Association of BCCC praised the new President of the college and urged him to work with his colleagues in further transforming the BCCC. “We are not surprised of what you are doing here because your hands are not cuffed. We will also support your leadership,” Mr. Kpingba said in brief remarks. Responding, Dr. Norman lauded the Liberia National Police for providing the training for the security guards and added that the security guards were trained to be professional in executing their duties on the campus,describing the training of security as necessary.
He vowed to work with the leadership of the Student Council Government and at the same time congratulated the newly trained officers for the commitment and dedication exhibited thus far. “This is the beginning; you can protect the college’s properties and if you wish, we will encourage you to come to the college free of charge,” Dr. Norman assured. He encouraged them to pursue education as an effective tool in combating the level of underdevelopment and poverty in the country.
Twelve security guards were certificated having completed several courses in the training offered by the Wornee’s Security Service sponsored by the administration of BCCC.
The new administration trained and bought new sets of uniforms for the security guards. The administration has also brought in equipment including over 125 arm chairs to improve the operations of the institution. The Norman leadership has also arranged for a 50-seated bus to transport staff and students at the BCC. The leadership has at the same time, changed the blackboards to white boards, and installed two fans each in all of the classes, brought in garbage bins, Ebola buckets and other needed materials that were lacking from the institution.