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UL Suspends Student Political Activities

The administration of the University of Liberia (UL) has announced the immediate suspension of all student groups and campus-based political activities on all its campuses, until further notice.

In an official facebook post, the UL says no political group shall assemble or hold meetings or engage in any political-related activities on any of the campuses of the university during the suspension.

According to the UL, the suspension affects political/solidarity marches, political gatherings, the wearing of symbols and emblems depicting and promoting campus-based political groups, student protests, among others.

“Any student who is involved in any activity that disrupts normal university activity shall be expelled,” the UL said in a post on its official facebook page Friday.

Meanwhile, the school has reminded that the Student’s Handbook strictly prohibits the use of violence as a means of solving problems.

According to rules 9, 10 and 11 of the UL Student Handbook, which states, “No student shall for any cause whatever insult, assault or batter teachers, staff, fellow students and other university personnel or visitors to the University campus. Insubordination shall not be tolerated., hostile and disrespectful behavior towards university authorities, government officials, visitors or university personnel and the use of provocative, abusive or other obscene language on campus whether against government officials, university employees, other students or otherwise is prohibited. The penalty for violation shall range from warning, suspension to expulsion as the gravity of the case might warrant.”

“The university remains open and students are encouraged to attend classes especially during this period of mid-term exams,” UL added. TNR

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