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For Graduation At UL: US$350 Fees Payment Infuriates Koijee

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By: E. Geedahgar Garsuah

MONROVIA: Required payment of a whopping US$350 as fees for each graduate of the state-own University of Liberia has angered Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Tamba Koijee.

The Lord Mayor’s displeasure comes in the wake of disenchantments on the part of many graduates of the state-owned University of Liberia (UL) relative to the payment of such fees which they described as generally unaffordable.
It has been reported that UL Administration is charging about US$350 as graduation fees, but Koijee, slammed such payment as exorbitant.

Mayor Koijee wants the Ministry of Education (MoE), under the supervision of Prof. Ansu Sonii, as Minister to take siege of the matter by cautioning the UL Administration to desist from charging fees for graduation.

In the same vein, Mayor Koijee has recommended the rental of graduation gowns and other paraphilia for minimum costs as diametrically opposed to charging graduation fees that are exorbitant.
He said the imposition of such exorbitant fees for graduation by the UL Administration amounts to undermining the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC)-led government’s free tuition policy.

The Lord Mayor noted that the charging of huge fees for graduation can also be likened to extortion and warned public school administrators to desist or stand ready face the consequences of attempting to undermine the government’s agenda of wanting to provide free and quality education to its citizenry.

The Monrovia City Boss, who is also Secretary General of governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) made these assertions at a press conference held on Monday, May 29, 2023.
He stressed that those who are involved with imposing of graduation fees on struggling graduates should disengage from such unwarranted act.

According to Koijee, CDC, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Mulbah K. Morlu, will officially bring President George Manneh Weah’s attention to the worrisome situation at UL.

He vowed to do all within his power and influence in ensuring that the imposition of graduation fees in both private and public learning institutions is abolished by way of a policy-statement by President Weah.
According to the Monrovia City Mayor, the essence of the Government’s free-tuition policy will not meet its objective of ensuring that more young Liberians acquired tertiary education.

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