“USAID Expands CU’S Library, Five (5) Faculty Houses Constructed.”
As part of the Sustainable High Impact Infrastructure for Education and Agriculture (SHINE) Project, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has completed the renovation and extension of CU’s Williams V.S. Tubman Library and the construction of five (5) new staff housing facilities on the university ‘main Campus in Suakoko, Bong County. The turn over ceremony was held at the Theodore V.K. Brown Hall and watched by cross section of employees, students, delegates of USAID, the Alumni’s President and members of the Board of Trustees.
Mr. Orea wright, Vice President Administration welcomed the guests at the historical turn over ceremony.
Dr. Anthony Chan, mission director, USAID/Liberia during the ceremony thanked Cuttington University mentioned the significant role USAID is playing in the educational sector of Liberia.
Adding, USAID had built Community Colleges in Lofa, Nimba and Grand Bassa Counties and a multiple building for the Liberia Institute for Public Administration (LIPA) to improve standardized education in Liberia.
Dr. Chan expressed, the five new housing units and the Library will need to be maintained if its full potential is to be felt
Meanwhile, Dr. Browne in his acceptance remarks commended the American People through the USAID for such grant work done at Cuttington, noting the strenuous efforts of his predecessor, Dr. Henrique Flomo Tokpa in bringing this day to fruition. USAID had help Cuttington in the past with the set-up its electrical plant, its Research and Educational Network and the College of Natural Sciences
In special remarks a representative of the Cuttington’s Board of Trustees, Mr. Charles Allien, a member, lauded the USAID family for their partnership with the University and for standardizing CU’s Library and constructing of five new staff Housing facilities on Suakoko campus.
Mr. Allien said “Excellence may never be achieved but through our collective efforts we can work towards it”. He cautioned the Cuttington Administration, Faculty members and students to maintain these facilities.
Concluding the ceremony with a tour of the facilities, the ribbons were cut by three persons. They are: Dr. Chan of USAID, Mr. Allien of the Board of trustees, and Dr. Browne present of Cuttington University, thereby declaring the facilities open for business.