The Bong County Technical College and the Cuttington University have signed a three-year institutional linkage agreement.
The agreement is intended to strengthen academic excellence and broaden experiences between students of the two institutions in the central region Liberia.
Under the agreement, Cuttington University will consider students from the departments of Agriculture and health Sciences at the Bong County Technical College who will be nominated through its Vice President for academic affairs to have access to the Colleges of Agriculture and Allied Health Sciences at the Cuttington University in the county.
Students to benefit the exchange program at Cuttington University under the agreement must have a minimum grade point average of 2.00 and sufficient academic preparation in the pre-nursing courses and skill required.
The agreement also said that after admission at the Cuttington University, BCTC students must meet the University's standard and maintain a minimum grade point average of at least 2.50 to remain on the program.
According to the agreement, during the period of the program, the Bong County Technical College will pay relevant fees including clinical and laboratory directly to Cuttington University account.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Cuttington University president, Dr. Hermon Brown expressed hope that the facilities in the colleges of Allied Health Sciences and Agriculture will be maximized and utilized by students of the Bong County Technical College.
He said the program will help BCTC students to professionalize their academic studies in the county and the country at large.
For his part, the acting president of the Bong County Technical College, Dr. Charles Mulbah described the signing ceremony as a historic moment and efforts by his administration to provide quality education to students of the College.
The BCTC president said their decision to partner with the Cuttington University is a result of a vigorous assessment conducted since he took over the college.
The signing ceremony took place recently on the main campus.