UL Suspends Classes after Violent Disturbances

The Administration of the state-run University of Liberia (UL) has, with immediate effect, suspended ALL CLASSES AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL, in response to the violent disturbances on its Capitol Hill Campus and elsewhere, which resulted into serious bodily injuries to individuals as well as destruction to university properties. Classes remain suspended until further notice.

According to a release signed and issued by Norris Tweah, Vice President for University Relations, said the UL Administration condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the violent disturbances and sincerely regretted the injuries sustained and the destruction of properties. The release added that 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 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 release concluded that the Administration hereby assured faculty, students, and staff that concerns raised are being considered.

It can be recalled that the students, led by the Student Unification Party (SUP) staged a protest on the main campus to demand the administration to abolish the e-learning project and revert to physical learning because the system was not working as they said it is difficult to access, stressing to the extent that even others are yet to plan their courses.

The first batch of police sent to bring the situation under control were chased away and another reinforcement was drafted that stormed the campus firing teargas and rubber bullets. Some students sustained injuries and were rushed to the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital.

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