As part of an effort to further meet the educational needs of Nimba and its surrounding counties, Nimba County Legislative Caucus has presented to the plenary of the House of Representatives a proposed Act seeking a full college status of the Nimba County Community College.
The NCCC was established in 2010 during regime former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf by an Act of legislation to help meditate the challenges Nimbian face in acquiring higher education.
In a communication presented to the plenary of the House of Representatives, the Nimba County Caucus stated that they are pleased to present for their consideration, a proposed act to review the 2010 act creating the Nimba County Community College and to grant it a full University status, to be called the Nimba County University College.
The Caucus furthered that, having applied to the Commission on Higher education for the elevation of the Nimba Community College to four years’ degree status, they have also put in place a mechanism to ensure that the Administration of the college works along with the Commission on Higher Education to enhance its preparedness.
Following assessment by the Caucus and educational stakeholders, the caucus told plenary that the college meets all academic credentials required to function as a full University college, in which they are seeking the approval of their colleagues in plenary of the Legislature to speedily pass review the Act for the betterment of the country’s northern region.
Representative Johnson Gwaikolo speaking up on behalf of the Caucus expressed joy over the presentation of the bill, adding when pass will help enhance the provision of higher education activities in that part of the country.
Commenting further on the possibility of the bill approval, the Nimba District#9 Lawmaker said Commission on Higher Education has already vetted the facility but amending the Act has been the problem.
Asked whether the college is financially equipped to meet modern-day academic status, he opined that the issues of funding are in no way challenge because the people of the County are prepared to do everything possible to ensure that the University operates under good conditions.
He stressed the need for plenary to see a reason to pass the act into law for the betterment of the county.
Meanwhile, a motion was made by Bong County District# 6 Representatives Momma Briggs Mensah to send the communication to the committee on education, Judiciary, and Ways Means, and finance to report within two weeks and was endorsed.