Liberian Universities have become tuition-free. This was declared by the President of Liberia, George Manneh Weah.
President George Manneh Weah on Thursday declared that all undergraduates public entering universities across the country will enjoy free tuition.
In the statement released by the Liberian President on Facebook, he said “Today, I’m excited to announce that I have declared the University of Liberia and all other Public Universities in Liberia tuition free for all undergraduates.” He left that message without giving any further details.
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The west African country currently has four public universities. Aside the main University of Liberia, UL, the Booker Washington Institute, Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law and the William V.S. Tubman University, complete the list.
Students had recently protested against fee hikes accusing the UL administration of unilaterally hiking fees. The students eventually had the audience of the president who promised to look into the issue.
Reports have it that the University of Liberia took in about half of the expected 20,000 students for the 2018/2019 semester with the main reason pegged on the fee hikes.