The administration of the University of Liberia (UL) has extended the registration process of students for three days following Monday’s standoff on the school campuses.
According to the President of the University of Liberia Student Union (ULSU), Anthony Williams, the additional days were granted following series of appeals and engagements with the UL administration.
Mr. Williams said it was agreed that students who are yet to complete their registration process take advantage of the three days grace period to avoid further embarrassment.
Normal academic activities on the Fendell and main campuses of the University of Liberia were Monday disrupted when some scholarship students staged protest demanding for the extension of the second semester registration process.
The students argued that the time allotted for registration of over 5,000 scholarship students was unreasonable.
Williams said the administration acknowledged several challenges that the students faced, including the new financial management system that was instituted; absence of various deans to sign students’ registration slips, among others.
He revealed that over L$9 million was generated by ULSU through a fund drive and provided more than five thousand scholarships to students.
Williams said students who did not benefit from the scholarship pleaded with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who reportedly instructed the President of the UL to accommodate the students for this semester.
The ULSU President clarified that protesters were students who the UL President was instructed to accommodate and not ULSU scholarship beneficiaries.
He encouraged the students to take advantage of the three days grace period to complete their registration processes as there would be no further extension of the process.