Students of Harbel College in lower Margibi County have raised concerns over constraints faced by the college, calling for President George Weah’s speedy intervention.
The students told reporters recently, the lack of electricity, a school bus for field trips and lack of laboratory for practical scientific work pose serious challenges to their learning activities.
Harbel College is a government-owned institution, but the student said the college lacks the basic facilities to meet up with a degree-granting institution’s standard.
According to them, the construction of a laboratory at the college is urgent for students reading engineering and science courses, noting that their teachers are only presenting the theoretical aspect of the lessons to them without practical demonstration.
In the face of these hitches, the student said the lack of electricity is stalling other programs like computer science from being in full swing.
At the same time, the student said they are left in a state of dilemma on the process leading to their graduation scheduled for December 2020.
The college president Dr. Syrulwa Somah has also confirmed the students’ agitation over constraints his administration is currently faced due to the lack of basic facilities.
Dr. Somah also told reporters that the college was given US$2,500.00 only as expenditure for goods and services, stating that the amount is not enough.
He said there is no new computer at the school and the ones being used are not in good condition.
Dr. Somah said his administration is also faced with difficulties running the college without a vice president.