In Bong County:Tuition increment troubles over 300 nursing students

Over three hundred and fifty students of the Phebe PARA Medical School Program in Suakoko District, Bong County, have expressed dissatisfaction over the increment of tuitions of students by the school administration.

According to the aggrieved students, the administration is demanding them to pay two hundred and fifty five United States Dollars per student before they can enroll for this academic year.

The aggrieved students told the INSIGHT that they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the Government of Liberia (GoL) for three years.

According to the MoU, after their graduation, they would work for the Liberian government for two years.

The students further disclosed that during the signing ceremony of the MoU, the government agreed to pay their individual tuition for three years while they, (students) were given the responsibility to pay thirty ($30) United States Dollars each semester for registration and feeding.

However, the student said, contrary to the MoU, the administration of the Phebe PARA Medical School of Nursing is demanding them to pay two hundred and fifty five United States Dollars per semester for feeding which most of them cannot afford to pay.

The aggrieved students are calling on the national government and other well-meaning citizens of Bong County to come to their aid.

The student said, if the situation is not addressed, they are going to be out of school.

 “We are struggling students and we don’t have money to pay the amount the school’s administration is talking about, so we appeal for the quick intervention of the government,” Mulbah B. Veselee, one of the aggrieved students told our Bong County Correspondent.

”We told two weeks ago to pay this amount but we do not have the means to do so. This is why we are appealing to the government to help us remain in school” he added.

When the INSIGHT contacted the Administrator of the Phebe Hospital, Kerson Saykor, for comment, Mr. Saykor said, he will respond later.

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