By D. Patrick Tokpah
Dr. Roland Y. Massaquoi, President of the Bong county Technical College (BCTC), has assured citizens of the county that the first batch of graduates from the institution is expected early December 2019.
Addressing a press conference Saturday 10 August 2019 in Gbarnga, Bong County at his BCTC office, Dr. Massaquoi said despite the numerous challenges facing the college the institution is fully prepare to put out its first graduates in December.
The Bong Technical College is one of several community colleges that was legislated by government to be built in every county capital as part of the Government of Liberia’s provision of education to its citizens.
Currently the College offers Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering, Mining Engineering, Civil Engineering, Agriculture Technology, Education Technology and Nursing.
Dr. Massaquoi disclosed that those students who will be awarded degrees by the college in distinct academic disciplines are students who have been academically examined and have satisfactorily gone through the ranks and files of the College’s academic curricular activities in line with best international academic standards and practices.
He further stated that as part of the college mission to producing more qualified and knowledgeable Liberian professionals in specialized studies, the institution remains committed to providing quality educational services and fostering a 21th Century Global education in the Country.
Dr. Massaquoi has described the establishment of the BCTC as a “golden opportunity” that must be nurtured by every citizen through financial and moral support, instead of negatively criticizing the leadership of the college.
The BCTC President also praised the President of Liberia H. E Dr. George Mannah Weah, county authorities, students and parents for supporting the college since its establishment under the regime of former Liberian leader President Sirleaf.
The Bong county Technical College executive is calling on citizens of the county to rally financial support for the college.
The BCTC boss said it is now time that government and educational stakeholders engaged in efforts that will bring a transformative agenda which will eventually put into place the platform of quality education for all.
He then used the occasion to urge young people especially university students to desist from vices that continue to undermine the emerging peace and democracy in the country.