By Sylvester Samba……………
Hundreds of aggrieved students from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone yesterday took to the street in a peaceful protest against their entire administration. The aggrieved students who were denied access to assemble themselves at State House were only given the opportunity to send ten (10) of their colleagues to speak with President Koroma on their behalf.
The key message taken to the President is for a complete change of the FBC administration and that the Vice Chancellor should vacate his position immediately.
Speaking to Global Times, the aggrieved students said over the years the college has been faced with lots of challenges and that authorities concerned are making very little or no effort to solve the situation.
The students further explained that for far too long they have been faced with challenges which continue to increase every academic year.
The FBC students accused their authorities of lack of respect for students, inadequate classrooms, poor toilet facilities, lack of enough academic staff, poor/delay in service delivering, poor grading, no formal students representation, poor students staff relationship, ill equipped libraries, ill equipped laboratories, rapid increase in college fees, no internet facilities, poor infrastructure, no respect for female students, no access to computer, no refund of excess fees and no hostel facilities.