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LIBERIA: AFTER MONDAY VIOLENT CHAOS AT GOV’T-RUN UNIVERSITY – ADMINISTRATION SUSPENDS STUDENT POLITICS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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MONROVIA – The government-run University of Liberia through its administration has suspended student politics on the campuses of the University across the country until further notice after Monday, March 13, violent chaos.

According to the University statement issued yesterday, the suspension comes in the wake of the many violent chaoses on the University of Liberia campuses.

Accordingly, the University’s statement that students are mandated to keep in strict conformity to this pronouncement, adding violators would be severely sanctioned in keeping with the UL Revised Student Handbook.

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Dr. Julius Nelson, Jr. President, University Of Liberia

The statement further stated that no political group shall assemble or hold meetings or engage in any politically-related activities on any of the University of Liberia campuses during this period of suspension.

The statement also indicated that the suspension affects political/solidarity marches, political gatherings, the wearing of symbols and emblems depicting and promoting campus-based political groups, and student protests, among others.

At the same time, the statement narrated that the UL Administration has condemned in the strongest possible terms the violent chaos that erupted on the UL Capitol Hill campus on Monday, March 13, 2023, and by extension all such incidents.

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Additionally, the statement that the UL Administration commissions an immediate independent investigation to probe the Monday disturbances, which led to the cancellation of classes and injuries to students and others.

According to the statement, the committee is headed by Professor T. Debey Sayndee, Director, of the Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation (KAICT).

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“The UL Administration ensures and commits to the full protection and safety of all students/staff/faculty and users of the facilities and services of the University,” the statement stated.

Meanwhile, UL students are reminded that the Revised UL Student Handbook strictly prohibits the use of disruptive noises, violence, and vandalism on all its campuses.

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