7 November 2006

Liberia: AMEU President Resigns

The President of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU), Dr. Levi Zangar has resigned but students of the AMEU have threatened to stage a protest action over the resignation of Dr. Zanger.

According to a letter addressed to the Board of Directors of the AMEU, Dr. Zangar said his resignation is predicated upon a lot of problems he has been facing with the Board of Directors of the University. Dr. Zangar in his letter alleged that the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the AMEU, Bishop David Daniels has continuously interfered in his work as president and such interferences have been causing him impediments in the implementation of his task.

Dr. Zangar who once served as Minister of Education has consistently complained that there has been interferences from the Board of Directors, especially from the Chairman of the Board, Bishop Daniels and as such he was resigning from his post as president of the University so as to give the Bishop the chance to elect someone who he has confidence in to take charge of the AMEU.

When the INQUIRER visited the campus of the AMEU to verify the information our reporter was informed that Dr. Zangar did send in his resignation. Our source informed this paper that Dr. Zangar has turned over all properties belonging to the University and has already left the campus.

This paper was also informed that members of the Board of Directors have accepted the letter of resignation from Dr. Zangar in a meeting that was held yesterday on the campus of the AMEU on Camp Johnson Road.

But Students of the AMEU have vehemently protested the resignation of Dr. Zangar. The students said they will engage the Board of Directors of the University to ask them to rescind on their decision to accept the resignation of Dr. Zangar if indeed they have.

The two student political parties on the campus, Students with Active Purpose Organization (SWAPO) and the Progressive Students Alliance Leading Movement (PSALM) which, is the ruling party have both threatened to stage a strike action if reports of Dr. Zangar's resignation turns out to be true.

According to the President of the Student Union of the AMEU, Mr. Alieu F. Nyei, they (students) will observe the situation before commenting. He said students of the two political parties will meet and react to the apparent forced resignation of their President.

He said from all indications so far, Dr. Zangar was forced to resign due to interferences from the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Nyei said Dr. Zangar has achieved a lot for the AMEU over the past two years of his administration and deserves to stay on the job to continue his good works.

The students said they will come out with their position statement today in support of the President who was forced to resign his position.

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