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Association Of Retired Professors, Staffers Threaten Lawsuit Against Administration, Finance

The University of Liberia’s Association of Retired Professors and Staffers (ARPS) have threatened legal actions against either the University of Liberia’s Administration or Finance and Development Planning Ministry if their six months arrears are not settled.

The over 100 retired faculty members of ARPS some of whom have served the University of Liberia up to 40 years stated among many things that since January of this year, they have not been paid by the university, something they say has them some financial as well as mental suffering.

Professor Philip Jayjay, one of the ARPS members told this paper Monday in Monrovia that they have written many letters to the University of Liberia’s President, Julius Sarwolo Nelson, who promised to pay their arrears but up to press time, they are yet to receive a dime from the university.

He said the UL’s administration took the decision by retiring over 100 professors of the faculty in 2018 for their long services rendered the university but have done nothing to meet up with their obligation.

Jayjay said besides those in active service their names were removed from the payroll of the University of Liberia in particular and that of the Finance and Development Planning Ministry in general.

He said, “This has caused two of our members, Eurphina Abdullai, of the Liberia College now Amos Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Fatu Coleman of the Students affairs department to die because they could not afford to care for themselves when they got sick.”

Every effort to the reached the University of Liberia’s Vice President for Media Relations, Norris Tweah, to ascertain their side of the story proved futile. However, investigation continues.

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