The President of the Bong County Technical College (BCTC), Dr. Roland Masakuoi, has confirmed the receipt of nine hundred thousand ($ 900,000.00) US dollars to begin work on completing the construction of the college.
The money is part of the Liberian government, with an estimated $ 3.2 million earmarked for the complete completion of Liberia’s central public higher education institution.
During the 2017 presidential and presidential elections, Liberian President and then presidential candidate George Weah promised after graduation to graduate from Bong County Technical College.
Four years after his election, the president seems to be fulfilling his promise after four years of protests by college students urging him to help complete the college.
On Wednesday, Dr. Masakui told a team of reporters that the initial payment made by the government would be used directly to complete construction work on the college facility.
He named the sunlight system, the completion of the library and laboratory among a number of other key areas to be considered.
He said bidding is currently underway and work will begin after the auction is over.
He stressed the urgent need to complete the BCTC, urging the county to consider the completion of the college as a priority as they await the next board meeting.
Asked about the president’s delay in fulfilling his promise, Dr Masakyoi said he was glad the government saw the need to complete the college, adding that “no matter how long it takes, the most important thing is that the president and his government are going to help the people of Bong County »
“We are happy to start working at our school soon after the auction, it is our dream and we should be grateful to the President and Government of Liberia.
In a zealous effort to academically and technically develop undergraduate students in technical disciplines, Liberia’s 52nd Legislature, supported by the Bong County Legislature, in 2010 passed a law establishing the Bong County Technical College as a four-year degree. subsidy institution.
Accredited by the National Commission on Higher Education, the college offers six areas of specialization.
Specializations include computer science, mining engineering, civil engineering, agricultural technology, education technology and health science.
Construction work on the college facility began in 2013 but has not yet been completed, despite the fact that just over 7 million taxpayers ’money has been used.