Chairman Bryant Reconstitutes University Board Of Trustees

The Inquirer
Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted January 19, 2004

The Chairman of the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL), C. Gyude Bryant has approved a four-court recommendation of a committee constituted recently to probe into complaints levied against the University of Liberia President, Dr. Ben Roberts.

The Committee headed by Cabinet Director, Soko V. Sackor among other things recommended that the UL accounts at various banks be monitored and controlled by the Minister of Education and Ex-officio of the University of Liberia to avoid over excessive spending.

The committee also recommended that the visitor of the UL and Chairman of the NTGL, C. Gyude Bryant speedily reconstitute the Board of Trustees of the University of Liberia.

The 4-man committee further recommended that January 2004 should commence the process leading to the reopening of the university and preferably classes should commence in March 2004.

It can be recalled that following numerous complaints against the president of the University of Liberia, Dr. Ben A. Roberts, by staff of the nation’s highest institution of learning, the Chairman of the NTGL, constituted a committee headed by Cabinet Director Soko V. Sackor to probe authorities at the University of Liberia.

Other members of the committee included Sis. Laurene Browne of the Catholic Secretariat, Thomas Brima of CEDE, Atty. Vivian Cherue and Mr. William Harris of CREDO.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the NTGL has requested the National Transitional Legislative Assembly and the Alumni Association of the University of Liberia to forward to his office the names of their nominees for subsequent appointment to the University of Liberia Board of Trustees.

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