BCTC Students Want Dr. Roland Massaquoi Dismissed


Joseph Titus Yekeryan (Correspondent)

Some Students of the Bong County Technical Collage (BCTC), early Wednesday morning stormed the grounds of the Gbarnga Administration building, calling on President George Manneh Weah to with immediate effect dismiss the College’s President Dr. Roland Massaquoi.

Dr. Massaquoi was appointed by President Weah in 2018 as President of the College after he had served as  acting President during the administration of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

The BCTC Students chanted slogans during their protest and displayed placards bearing the inscriptions “Dr. Massaquoi and his Surrogates must go”.

They accused Dr. Massaquoi administration of doing nothing to better improve the college’s facility and its academic morals.

Hezekiah Jorkeah, the Chairman of the aggrieved students said, since Dr. Massaquoi took over as President of the College, things have falling apart accusing his leadership of  corruption.

“What did we do to deserve this punishment from President Weah? Why did he give us Dr. Massaquoi as President?” some of the protesting students noted.

Mr. Jorkeah said, they are not only calling for the dismissal of Dr. Massaquoi but including his entire administration as they give the government one-week time limit to address their concerns.

According to him, if the government doesn’t adhere to their concern in the one-week time firm, they will stage a massive protest in the nation’s capitol Monrovia, Liberia.

Meanwhile, Bong County Superintendent Esther Yamah Walker, accepted the students’ petition and promised to reach it to her boss President Weah.

Madam Walker told the students to remain calm as she plans a meeting with Dr. Massaquoi in finding remedy to the situation.

“I want to say thank you for being peaceful in your protest but I will engage Dr. Massaquoi and after our board meeting, we will tell you what’s next” she adds.

The Bong County Technical College was established by the 52nd Legislature  with a primary goals of training students in the areas of Computer Engineering, , Agriculture Technology, Mining Engineering, Education Technology, Civil Engineering and Nursing.

Our reporter said about seven years now since the college’s activities started, it is yet to put up graduates.