CU President Attributes Poor Enrollment To Economic Constraints
Cuttington University President Dr. Hermon Brown has attributed the drop in enrollment at the University to the current economic situation in the Country.
Since taken over as President of the University, Dr. Brown Administration has seen a huge decline in enrollment at the University especially its Suakoko campus.
Some students and faculty members have accused him of been the reason for enrollment on grounds that he has denied scholarship Donors’ request to accept their students and make payment latter including some Lawmakers especially from Bong County who had huge number of students under the administration of Former President Dr. Henrique Flomo Tokpa now Senator of Bong County.
But in an interview with The Monrovia Times, Dr. Brown stated that many of the students are not able to cope with the economic constraint currently in the Country.
He, however, admitted that the introduction of tough finical policy at the University can also be attributed to the decline. The Cuttington University President maintained that the decline in enrollment has not been huge.
He added that at the level of the graduate school, enrollment dropped just by five percent. According to him, since he took over at the junior college, enrollment has increased by thirty percent.
Dr. Browne added that the major problem has been at the undergraduate program in Suakoko where there has been some significant decline in enrollment.