Liberia braces up to start enjoying tuition free education
The declaration was posted by the President of Liberia, George Weah, on his Facebook page when he announced that the University of Liberia and other public universities will be tuition-free for all undergraduate students in the country. George Weah declared before the students in the country’s main university comes as a response to a made earlier by the students.
Report indicate that the students had recently protested against an abrupt fee increase, accusing the administration of the Liberia’s main university of unilaterally increase the fees. George Weah had promised visiting the school – a promise he kept. It was during this meeting that he disclosed the news which was welcomed with loud cheers and applause.
The west African nation has four public universities aside the countries main university. The former world footballer of the year took office early this year after leading a coalition that defeated the former Vice President Joseph Boakai.
Weah’s declaration has left economic observers waiting to see what the outcome will look like in terms of cost and other details of the program. It should be noted that many African nations are still battling to implement free education even at the basic level.
One of such is Ghana who still faces challenges in its ambitious free high school system, meanwhile, Sierra Leone also aims at implementing free primary education.