UL Suspends Classes with Immediate Effect
The Administration of the University of Liberia (UL) has, with immediate effect, suspended all classes at the undergraduate level until further notice.
According to the university’s administration, the decision is in response to recent violent disturbances on its Capitol Hill Campus and elsewhere, which resulted into serious bodily injuries to individuals as well as destruction to university properties.
UL Administration also condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the violent disturbances and said it sincerely regrets the injuries sustained and the destruction of properties.
The administration however said it has begun an investigation, and any student found in violation of the Revised UL Student Handbook would be penalized accordingly.
Meanwhile, the UL Administration said it is now consulting with all stakeholders regarding the continuation of the current semester, and therefore, solicits the cooperation and understanding of everyone, especially undergraduate students.
The authority at the state run university also assured faculty, students, and staff that concerns raised are being considered.
The release comes ahead of the Students Unification Party’s (SUP) planned Wednesday August 4, protest.
The campus based political party has been staging series of protests for the past days against the one hundred percent e-learning system introduced by the university’s administration.
Though the administration has said its decision is due to the current health crisis in the country, SUP believes that the decision is not in the interest of majority of the students, who it (SUP) said, are unable to afford a smart phone and data packages to access the platform.
The student organization is instead demanding a partial e-learning and in person learning systems to be instituted simultaneously in order to provide all students the opportunity to enroll at the University this semester.