By Alex Yomah
The vanguard Students Unification Party (SUP) at the state-run University on Friday July 30, 2021 called the University of Liberia President, Dr. Mawolo Nelson to immediately call off the e-learning process.
The students who set-up a road block in demand of the cancellation said the online process is posing serious challenge to their learning process, stating that they will not allow Dr. Nelson to impose an unrealistic system on the students.
SUP said if Dr. Nelson insists on imposing his will on the students, they will make sure there will be no administration of entrance exams at the UL threatening, “You sent state security to brutalize peaceful students; this is just starting. We will disrupt the entrance exams.”
“If Dr. Nelson insists on imposing on us, starting from this Sunday, he will not preach sermons in any church. We will make sure he stays home and does his work online because online means stay home and work like he did when he was instructed by President Weah to deliver countless pages Independence Day message,” the protesters maintained.
The aggrieved students described the e-learning process as complete mess that is posing challenges to all the processes ranging from registration to academic and called on authorities of the University to annul e-learning or online learning process and revert to the traditional learning process.
According to SUP, the students are finding it difficult to access to the system using their ID#s and they have engaged authorities.
SUP allege that UL authorities informed them that e-learning system was going to be 40 percent while traditional teaching was going to be 60 percent but that said assurance is on the contrary as the entire leaning system is online despite students disagreement.
SUP said, amid the covid, other universities are still running traditional learning system while observing the virus.
Meanwhile, Lofa County representative said the free tuition policy could be stopped due to government’s inability to fully fund the free tuition scheme and assured that upon their return from the Independence Day break, the Legislature will invite authorities of the UL to provide some clarity into the matter.
UL Students Go Amok Again? …Threatens To Disrupt Exams; Prevent Dr. Nelson From Preaching
By Alex Yomah