Grand Kru Technical College Commences Classes in March

Press Release |

The Grand Kru Technical College (GKTC), in Barclayville, Grand Kru County, is expected to commence classes in March 2024.

The GKTC which is the only technical college in the southeastern region and second in the Republic of Liberia will be offering Associate Of Arts degree granting courses in  Engineering and Technology, Business, Natural Sciences, Agriculture, Education and Health Sciences.

In the meantime, the college will commence offering degrees in Education, Agriculture and Engineering Technology.

The GKTC vision is aligned with other colleges and universities in Liberia which include empowering the population by shaping and enlightening their minds by unlocking their full potentials to make meaningful contributions to the society.

Established by an Act of the National Legislature on 14th March 2019 and on 18th January 2022, a Board of Trustees of the college was appointed by former President  George Manneh Weah to derive policy directions and guide the College’s administration.

According to a press release issued by the GKTC, the approved 70 Credit Hours as recommended by the Curriculum Committee are required for a student to successfully complete the Two- year degree granting programs.

Since the appointment of the Board, it has hit the ground running covering several essential and stringent academic measures to ensure that the GKTC fulfills its core values, missions and objectives to the greater Liberian society, particularly, Grand Kru County.

The release said 100 candidates sat the College’s entrance exams across Grand Kru and in Pleebo, Maryland County respectively.

The candidate are excited to enroll upon commencement of classes for the first semester academy year in 2024 in Barclayville, Grand Kru County, the release said.

The GKTC press release further said, owing to numeral appeals for enrollment, a third entrance exam is scheduled for 17 February, 2024.

The release said on Friday May 2022, a successful workshop for the establishment of the college was held in Monrovia at the Corrina Hotel  in Sinkor under the theme: “Grand Kru Technical  College: “Opportunities To Make A Difference” .

Chaired by Professor Dr. Weade  Kobbah-Boley, the  session was used to fine-toned the directions for the functioning of the college, as it brought together distinguished academicians (sons and daughters) from Grand Kru County, and executives of the National Commission on Higher Education, University of Liberia, (UL) and two members of the National Legislature of Liberia, Honorable Nimene T. H. Bartekwa, Sr. Chairman, Grand Kru County Legislative Caucus  and members of the Board of Trustee  as well as Honorable Dr. George Boley, former Co-Chair, House Committee on Education.

The session helped to set-up three Committees including Research, Planning, and Curriculum.

The Research Committee headed by a distinguished Liberian educator and a son of Grand Kru County, Prof. Stephen M. Jubwe and Co-Chaired by an illustrious Liberian academician, author and a son of Grand Kru, Associate Professor Josephus M. Gray.

The release also said, the Planning Committee is chaired by a renowned Liberian Educator, politician and a son of Grand Kru County, Prof. Dr. Togba  Nah-Tipoteh.

The Committee was involved in setting up  the direction and put into place, Short-term,  Middle term and Long Term planning of the Grand Kru Technical College.

The Curriculum Committee chaired by a respectable Liberian and son of Grand Kru, Assistant Associate Professor Adolphus Nippae, was instrumental to the revision, and to revise the College’s curricula, including upgrading the curricula to a two-year Degree granting Programs, the release said.

Meanwhile, renovation works are ongoing in Barclayville to give the College’s campuses and administrative residences a deserving facelift ahead of the commencement of classes, the press release said.

The GKTC release also indicated that the opening and furnishing of the Monrovia office  of the college located on the First Floor of Raymond Building at the intersection of Broad and Gurley Streets in Monrovia is a mark of achievement that will ensure the smooth operations of the college.

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