Hundreds of medical students attending the phebe medical training school in Gbarnga Bong County are said to be stragulated on campus due to the discontinuation of the feeding component of their program.
The students dressed in their medical uniforms with placards in a blazzing sun walked to the County’s administrative building in Gbarnga Bong County to meet President Weah in a move to draw his attention on their pressing concern.
In a uniformed,mature and peaceful manner, the students in a categorical termed said “no to self feeding”.
According to one of the aggrieved students Evelyn Davies the decision which was taken by the school’s administration this semester is greatly affecting them.
She said many at times they go to bed without eating something she added is affecting their performances on a large scale.
She said if noting is done soon to address their concerns she fears poor performances in their lessons including major enrollment drop.
Student Evelyn said there are other challenging issues that they are confronted with but their current priority is feeding.
It can be recalled that Phebe’s administration recently took the decision to drop the feeding component due to the reduction in sponsorship as well as funding to the institution.
The aggrieved students are appealing to their local and national leaders including President Weah to timely intervene on their behave because they have the passion for their studies as well as the health sector and does not want such desire and passion to die so early.
The school has over the period been rendering free tuition as well as feeding for the medical students on campus but up till press time said feeding aspect is no more due to limited funding.
Meanwhile the Bong County legislative caucus is expected to have a County sitting soon as Deputy Speaker Prince Moye has assured Kmtv news through an exclusive interview that said issue will be highlighted with a focus of addressing it sooon.