Speaking at the University of Liberia, Liberian president George Weah said that with immediate effect, all undergraduate students are no longer required to pay tuition fees.
The Liberian president also took to his Facebook page to make the sensational announcement declaring that tertiary education with immediate effect is free for undergraduate students, Today, I am excited to announce that I have declared the University of Liberia and all other public university in Liberia Tuition- free for all undergraduates.
Liberian students at the University of Liberia have protested a tuition increase they say they simply can’t afford, leading to low student enrollment this semester with only about 11,000 registered students out of approximately 20,000.
Students were paying $4 United States Dollars per credit hour in 2017 but the amount increased to $6 USD per credit hour for 2018/2019 school year.
Faced with mounting pressure, newly elected President George Weah surprisingly declared tuition-free university during a visit to the main campus in late October, 2018.