The University of Liberia’s Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to approve the nomination of Julius Julukon Sarwolo Nelson, Jr. as president of the university, following his appointment on Oct. 18 by President George Manneh Weah.
Exactly a year ago, President George Weah announced a free tuition policy for public tertiary schools across the country. In a Facebook post last October, the president wrote, “Today, I’m excited to announce that I have declared the University of Liberia and all other public universities in Liberia tuition-free for all undergraduates.”
President George Weah has made 29 new appointments in government. The appointments according to the executive mansion take effect as of Friday, when the names of the newly appointed officials were released.
A University of Liberia student group, the Vanguard Student Unification Party, is demanding that the legislature increase the institution’s budget.
Tammy Bondo, a mother of four, lost her fifth child in a cesarean section last week Wednesday at the C.B. Dunbar Maternity Hospital in Gbarnga. Her wound from the surgery has not healed fully and she still struggles to walk.
During a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of Tubman University gaining status as a university, the university’s president, Elliott Wreh-Wilson, has threatened to expel students who lead protests on the campus.
The Ministry of Public Works has announced that all is now set for the reconstruction of the Du River Bridge in Harbel, which has been collapsed since 2017.
The United Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking-in-Persons, John Cotton Richmond, has met with a diverse group of Liberian stakeholders to discuss the fight against the crime.